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Bob Solinger
Bob Solinger
Left Wing
Number: 20
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 170
Shoots: Left
Born: Dec 23, 1925
Birthplace: Star City, SK, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Toronto with Gilles Mayer, Jack Price, Willie Marshall, Bob Hassard and Ray Gariepy for cash on July 7, 1956.
Bob Solinger played for 14 different teams over his 25-year hockey career during which time he played 99 games in the NHL. He began his journey with the Prince Albert Hawks in the 1944-45 season and moved on to several different teams. Solinger joined the AHL in the 1947-48 season and won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award as the league's top rookie.

The Toronto Maple Leafs took Solinger on for the 1951-52 season and it was there he made his NHL debut. He spent the next three seasons splitting time between the Leafs and the AHL's Pittsburgh Hornets and was named to the AHL's second all-star team in 1953. Solinger spent the next four seasons in the minors after being traded to the Red Wings in 1956.

Solinger played one game in Detroit during the 1959-60 season, his last in the NHL. From 1960 to 1969, he played with numerous teams and named to the WHL's second all-star team in both 1962 and 1963. He retired in the 1968-69 season.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame


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