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Old 08-08-2006, 12:37 AM   #278
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C Bobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers

Robert Earle Clarke



Born Aug 13 1949 in Flin Flon, MAN
Height 5.10 - Weight 176
  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1987.

  • Despite a brilliant amateur career, Clarke lasted until the 17th pick in the second round because he was diagnosed as a diabetic as a teenager.

  • Captained the Philadelphia Flyers to Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975. The "Broad Street Bullies" were the first expansion team to win the Cup.

  • Won the Hart Memorial Trophy 1973, 1975 and 1976.

  • Played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977 and 1978.

  • Captained Team Canada to victory in the 1976 Canada Cup.

  • The WHL named the award for its top scorer after Clarke.

  • His number 16 was retired by the Flyers in 1984.

  • Clarke retired after the 1983-84 NHL season, having scored 358 goals and 852 assists for 1210 points and 1453 penalty minutes in 1144 games. At the time of his retirement, he was 4th all-time in assists and 10th in points.

  • Wayne Gretzky has remarked that it was Clarke's play "from behind the net" that inspired him to improve that area of his game. Most regard Gretzky as the best ever from that position on the ice.

Code:
Season  Team       Lge   GP   G   A    Pts  PIM   
    
1969-70 Flyers     NHL   76   15  31   46   68 
1970-71 Flyers     NHL   77   27  36   63   78  
1971-72 Flyers     NHL   78   35  46   81   87   
1972-73 Flyers     NHL   78   37  67   104  80 
1973-74 Flyers     NHL   77   35  52   87   113  
1974-75 Flyers     NHL   80   27  89   116  125    
1975-76 Flyers     NHL   76   30  89   119  136   
1976-77 Flyers     NHL   80   27  63   90   71  
1977-78 Flyers     NHL   71   21  68   89   83  
1978-79 Flyers     NHL   80   16  57   73   68  
1979-80 Flyers     NHL   76   12  57   69   65 
1980-81 Flyers     NHL   80   19  46   65   140
1981-82 Flyers     NHL   62   17  46   63   154
1982-83 Flyers     NHL   80   23  62   85   115
1983-84 Flyers     NHL   73   17  43   60   70

     NHL Totals         1144 358 852  1210 1453
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