Robert Bryant Plager (born March 11, 1943) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League for 14 seasons from 1964 until 1978. He had two brothers, Bill and Barclay, who also played in the NHL, including all three together for four seasons with the St. Louis Blues.
Jack Buck Awards also honored local youth hockey player with Jim Ryan Memorial Trophy. Former Blues David Backes and Garry Unger were named winners of the Bob Plager Legends Award on Monday night at the 2021 Jack Buck Awards. The awards are held annually at the Missouri Athletic Club in...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former St. Louis Blues defenseman Bob Plager was killed Wednesday in a car crash in St. Louis. He was 78. Police said Plager was alone in his vehicle when it collided with a vehicle carrying two women on Interstate 64 in St. Louis about 1:30 p.m. One of the women sustained minor injuries. No other details were released.
Longtime St. Louis Blues defenseman Bob Plager passed away on Wednesday at the age of 78. Plager played 14 seasons in the NHL, from 1964 to 1978, including 11 years with the Blues after beginning his career with the New York Rangers. Though undersized for a defenseman at that time, especially one that focused primarily on the defensive aspects of the game, Plager was no pushover. His reputation on the ice was built on his physicality and smart defensive play, which made him a difficult match-up. Plager channeled his passionate and intelligent playing ability into a career beyond his playing days, serving as a scout, coach, and top executive. Plager’s reputation off the ice was one of kindness and comedy.