Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Gassoff
Defenceman Bob Gassoff was a hard-nosed competitor who took on all of the NHL's toughest customers during his four year career. In addition to his intimidating presence on the ice, he was capable of moving the puck up to his teammates with efficiency. He was the older brother of Brad Gassoff who played 122 NHL games in the 70s.

The native of Quesnel, BC played junior hockey with the WCJHL's Medicine Hat Tigers. He was chosen 48th overall by the St. Louis Blues in 1973 after recording 62 points and 388 penalty minutes during his last year as an amateur. He split the 1973-74 season between the Blues and the WHL's Denver Spurs before earning a regular place in the NHL the following year. After spending two more years as one of the toughest players in the NHL, Gassoff was killed in an vehicular accident on May 27, 1977. The Blues honoured his memory by donating a trophy to be given to the most improved defenceman in the Central Hockey League.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1970-71 Vernon Lakers BCJHL
1971-72 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 64 1 16 17 314 7 0 2 2 29
1972-73 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 68 11 51 62 388 17 2 10 12 152
1973-74 St. Louis Blues NHL 28 0 3 3 84 -16
1973-74 Denver Spurs WHL 45 4 10 14 301
1974-75 St. Louis Blues NHL 60 4 14 18 222 +11 2 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Denver Spurs CHL 19 2 11 13 114
1975-76 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 1 12 13 306 -8 3 0 0 0 6
1976-77 St. Louis Blues NHL 77 6 18 24 254 -2 4 0 1 1 10
NHL Totals 245 11 47 58 866 9 0 1 1 16


Brother of Brad
Died of injuries suffered in motorcycle accident, May 27, 1977.
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