Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Whitlock
Bob Whitlock set the precedent for his career when he played for four different Junior teams in three different leagues before turning professional in 1969.

Whitlock signed with the Minnesota North Stars as a free agent that fall, but he spent all but one game in the minor leagues that year. In his one game with Minnesota the center didn't notch any points but he was able to fire three shots on the opposition's net.

Whitlock packed his gear and took his skills to the American Hockey League for the next campaign, which he spent with the Cleveland Barons. After a year there, he then moved on to the Western League to play with the Phoenix Roadrunners the next year. When the World Hockey Association was formed in 1972, Whitlock found a new place to play and spent the next few years bouncing from the Chicago Cougars to the Los Angles Sharks to the Indianapolis Racers. Midway through the 1975-76 season Whitlock left the WHA and joined the Mohawk Valley Comets of the North American League. He then split the next season between two other NAHL clubs before moving on to yet another team in yet another league for his final season. The journeyman's swansong season was spent in Western International Hockey League with the Trail Smoke Eaters.

Whitlock retired after playing for eleven different pro clubs in nine seasons and breaking the 20-goal plateau seven times.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1966-67 Halifax Jr. Canadians Exhib. 48 52 70 122 52
1966-67 Halifax Jr. Canadians M-Cup 18 14 18 32 18
1967-68 Fredericton Jr. Red Wings SNBHL 5 2 3 5 28
1967-68 Halifax Jr. Canadiens MJrHL 38 53 42 95 4 11 9 11 20 0
1968-69 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 22 9 15 24 51
1968-69 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 6 2 2 4 0
1969-70 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0 +1
1969-70 Iowa Stars CHL 63 26 28 54 58 11 4 3 7 4
1970-71 Cleveland Barons AHL 68 19 15 34 30 8 1 2 3 4
1971-72 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 64 33 46 79 69 4 2 2 4 4
1972-73 Chicago Cougars WHA 75 23 28 51 53
1973-74 Chicago Cougars WHA 52 16 19 35 44
1973-74 Los Angeles Sharks WHA 14 4 10 14 4
1974-75 Indianapolis Racers WHA 73 31 26 57 56
1975-76 Indianapolis Racers WHA 30 7 15 22 16
1975-76 Mohawk Valley Comets NAPro 32 15 20 35 42
1976-77 Erie Blades NAPro 15 7 7 14 8
1976-77 Johnstown Jets NAPro 20 8 8 16 26
1977-78 Charlottetown GJs NBSHL
1977-78 Trail Smoke Eaters WIHL 31 27 58 59
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Rookie of the Year Award - WHL (1972) Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, October 2, 1969. Selected by Los Angeles (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Chicago (WHA) by Los Angeles (WHA) with Bob Liddington and the rights to Larry Cahan for Bill Young and future considerations, July, 1972. Traded to Los Angeled (WHA) by Chicago (WHA) for Don Gordon and Jim Watson, February 20, 1974. Transferred to Michigan (WHA) after Los Angeles relocated, April 11, 1974. Claimed by Indianapolis (WHA) from Michigan (WHA) in WHA Expansion Draft, May, 1974.
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