Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Wall
Despite playing as a hockey professional for 14 years, Wall really was known as an NHL journeyman, playing three full seasons and sporadically in several others. The vast majority of time was spent riding buses in the American Hockey League and the now defunct CPHL.

While playing junior hockey, Wall was part of the Memorial Cup winning Hamilton Red Wings of 1962. A team that boasted the likes of future NHL players such as Paul Henderson, Ron Harris, Lowell MacDonald, Bryan Campbell and Pit Martin and is considered to have been one of the greatest junior teams ever assembled.

The big opportunity for Wall came about in 1972-73 at the age of 30 when the newly formed World Hockey Association came into existence. Desperate to fill their rosters, the teams knew they needed some veteran players to help mold their squads. The Alberta Oilers took a chance on Wall, and he repaid them by having a career year offensively, potting 16 goals and 29 assists for 46 points in the 78-game regular season. Even Wall himself was shocked at the high calibre of his play. He was quoted that season as saying "there's no doubt, this is the best season I've ever had."

Wall played one more year in Edmonton before finishing out his pro career with the San Diego Mariners in 1975-76.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1958-59 Montreal Snowdon Ponsards MMJHL
1959-60 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 48 3 11 14 44
1960-61 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 48 2 8 10 30 12 1 3 4 29
1961-62 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 44 7 22 29 28 10 3 3 6 26
1961-62 Hamilton Red Wings M-Cup 14 2 13 15 6
1962-63 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 36 5 30 35 27 5 0 6 6 2
1962-63 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 3 0 2 2 2
1962-63 Edmonton Flyers WHL 7 0 0 0 0
1963-64 Omaha Knights CPHL 59 10 20 30 16 10 1 7 8 4
1963-64 Quebec Aces AHL 8 1 2 3 4
1964-65 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1964-65 Memphis Wings CPHL 70 8 38 46 83
1965-66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 8 1 1 2 8 6 0 0 0 2
1965-66 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 63 10 35 45 26 3 0 1 1 8
1966-67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 31 2 2 4 26
1966-67 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 41 7 25 32 29 9 2 2 4 4
1967-68 Los Angeles Kings NHL 71 5 18 23 66 -9 7 0 1 1 0
1968-69 Los Angeles Kings NHL 71 13 13 26 16 -6 8 0 2 2 0
1969-70 Los Angeles Kings NHL 70 5 13 18 26 -26
1970-71 St. Louis Blues NHL 25 2 4 6 4 -1
1970-71 Kansas City Blues CHL 18 0 7 7 4
1971-72 Detroit Red Wings NHL 45 2 4 6 9 -7
1971-72 Tidewater Red Wings AHL 17 2 4 6 12
1972-73 Alberta Oilers WHA 78 16 29 45 20
1973-74 Edmonton Oilers WHA 74 6 31 37 46 5 0 2 2 2
1974-75 San Diego Mariners WHA 33 0 9 9 15 10 0 3 3 2
1975-76 San Diego Mariners WHA 68 1 20 21 32 11 1 3 4 4
NHL Totals 322 30 55 85 155 22 0 3 3 2


Claimed by Los Angeles from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to St. Louis by Los Angeles for Ray Fortin, May 11, 1970. Traded to Detroit by St. Louis with Ab McDonald and Mike Lowe to complete transaction that sent Carl Brewer to Detroit (February 22, 1971), May 12, 1971. Selected by Alberta (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to San Diego (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) for Don Herriman, August, 1974.
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