Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob McCord
Bob McCord was a steady defenceman who looked after matters in his own end while moving the puck up ice effectively. He played over 300 NHL games in the 1960s and '70s and was a success in the minors with a number of teams.

The native of the Matheson, Ontario played Junior B with the Porcupine Combines and the Kitchener Greenshirts. He was a fine playmaker with the Montreal Junior Canadiens but never got chance to wear the uniform of the parent club. McCord spent the next nine years with the AHL's Springfield Indians and the Trois Rivieres Lions of the Quebec League. He was considered one of the best stay-at-home defenceman in the minors and was named to the QHL second all-star team in 1959 and placed on the AHL first all-star team twice and second all-star squad three times.

The veteran minor leaguer finally received a chance to make it in the NHL with the Boston Bruins in 1963-64. He was a regular for two years and was acquired by the Detroit Red Wings to fill in for injured players and stabilize the blueline on the AHL's Pittsburgh Hornets. In 1967 he was presented the Eddie Shore Award as the league's top defenceman.

Early in the 1967-68 season, McCord was given a second chance at full time NHL work when he was picked up by the expansion Minnesota North Stars. He was a stable influence on the club and helped them reach the semi-finals in 1968. After three years in the Western League, McCord joined the St. Louis Blues for 43 games in 1972-73 then returned to the minors. He retired in 1975 after playing a year with the CHL's Denver Spurs.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1951-52 Porcupine Combines NOJHA
1951-52 South Porcupine Combines M-Cup 7 3 5 8 4
1952-53 Kitchener Greenshirts OHA-Jr. 23 3 7 10 14
1952-53 Montreal Jr. Canadiens QJHL 21 0 4 4 10 7 2 3 5 6
1953-54 Montreal Jr. Canadiens QJHL 49 11 20 31 84 8 5 4 9 20
1953-54 Montreal Royals QHL 3 0 0 0 2
1954-55 Springfield Indians AHL 52 5 18 23 32 4 1 1 2 4
1955-56 Springfield Indians AHL 57 6 21 27 45
1956-57 Springfield Indians AHL 59 10 21 31 53
1957-58 Trois-Rivieres Lions QHL 19 2 4 6 19
1957-58 Springfield Indians AHL 41 0 5 5 38
1958-59 Springfield Indians AHL 5 0 0 0 4
1958-59 Trois-Rivieres Lions QHL 56 8 21 29 75 8 2 2 4 4
1959-60 Springfield Indians AHL 70 11 28 39 114 9 0 2 2 8
1960-61 Springfield Indians AHL 69 12 36 48 51 8 0 4 4 8
1961-62 Springfield Indians AHL 66 8 29 37 62 11 0 5 5 16
1962-63 Springfield Indians AHL 69 11 35 46 42
1963-64 Boston Bruins NHL 65 1 9 10 49
1964-65 Boston Bruins NHL 43 0 6 6 26
1964-65 Hershey Bears AHL 24 3 7 10 16 15 1 6 7 44
1965-66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 9 0 2 2 16
1965-66 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 62 7 26 33 54 3 0 0 0 7
1966-67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 14 1 2 3 27
1966-67 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 61 8 26 34 40 9 2 4 6 2
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -3
1967-68 Minnesota North Stars NHL 70 3 9 12 39 -10 14 2 5 7 10
1968-69 Minnesota North Stars NHL 69 4 17 21 70 -33
1969-70 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 63 11 23 34 41
1970-71 Denver Spurs WHL 71 7 38 45 54 5 1 1 2 2
1971-72 Denver Spurs WHL 69 4 29 33 33 9 3 3 6 6
1972-73 St. Louis Blues NHL 43 1 13 14 33 -5
1972-73 Denver Spurs WHL 6 0 1 1 2
1973-74 Denver Spurs WHL 32 6 12 18 8
1974-75 Denver Spurs CHL 70 8 24 32 39 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 316 10 58 68 262 14 2 5 7 10


QHL Second All-Star Team (1959)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1960, 1962, 1963)
AHL First All-Star Team (1961, 1967)
Eddie Shore Award (Outstanding Defenseman - AHL) (1961, 1967)
WHL First All-Star Team (1972)
Traded to Springfield (AHL) by Montreal for Kelly Burnett, September 12, 1954. Traded to Boston by Springfield (AHL) for Bruce Gamble, Dale Rolfe, Terry Gray and Randy Miller, June, 1963. Traded to Detroit by Boston with Ab McDonald and Ken Stephanson for Albert Langlois, Ron Harris, Parker MacDonald and Bob Dillabough, May 31, 1965. Traded to Minnesota by Detroit with Duke Harris for Jean-Guy Talbot and Dave Richardson, October 19, 1967. Claimed by Montreal from Minnesota in Intra-League Draft, June 9, 1970. Traded to Minnesota by Montreal for cash, August, 1970. Traded to St. Louis (Denver-WHL) by Minnesota for cash, August, 1970.
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