Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Dill
Defenceman Bob Dill played parts of two years with the New York Rangers in the mid-40s. He was a fine playmaker who was tough on face offs and spent the bulk of his career in the minors.

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dill began his career with the Miami Clippers of the Tropical Hockey League in 1938-39. In the early 40s he was an excellent performer in the minors and was named to the EHL second all-star team in 1943.

The property of the Montreal Canadiens was sent to the Rangers in a minor trade half way through the 1943-44 season. He notched six goals in 28 games then scored nine goals and played solid defence as a regular the next season. Following his NHL tenure Dill enjoyed five strong years with the St. Paul Saints of the USHL. He played rugged defence and hit double figures in goals four times while earning a place on the league's first all-star team in 1947 and 1950. After coaching the AAHL's St. Paul 7-Ups in 1950-51, Dill played one last year with the EHL's Springfield Indians before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1938-39 Miami Clippers TrHL 14 5 5 10 23
1939-40 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds NMHL
1940-41 Baltimore Orioles EAHL 56 12 11 23 130
1941-42 Springfield Indians AHL 50 8 13 21 106 5 3 2 5 0
1942-43 Buffalo Bisons AHL 19 2 7 9 46
1942-43 Coast Guard Clippers EAHL 29 15 20 35 48 11 6 4 10 22
1943-44 Buffalo Bisons AHL 23 5 9 14 75
1943-44 New York Rangers NHL 28 6 10 16 66
1944-45 New York Rangers NHL 48 9 5 14 69
1945-46 St. Paul Saints USHL 30 11 11 22 62
1946-47 St. Paul Saints USHL 58 12 18 30 154
1947-48 St. Paul Saints USHL 59 10 34 44 101
1948-49 St. Paul Saints USHL 63 15 29 44 134 7 4 1 5 10
1949-50 St. Paul Saints USHL 52 6 17 23 116 3 0 1 1 6
1950-51 St. Paul 7-Up-Kopps AAHL
1951-52 Springfield Indians EAHL 37 3 16 19 58
NHL Totals 76 15 15 30 135


EAHL Second All-Star Team (1943)
USHL First All-Star Team (1947, 1950)
Suspended by AHL for assaulting referee George Parsons in game vs. Pittsburgh, January 1, 1944. Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal (Buffalo-AHL) for Roger Leger and the loan of Gord Davidson, January 4, 1944.
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