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Bob Whitelaw
Bob Whitelaw
Defenseman
Number: 17
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 5, 1916
Birthplace: Motherwell, United Kingdom
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on October 13, 1939.
Defenseman Bob Whitelaw was born in Scotland, but moved to Canada and discovered the game of hockey. After playing his Junior hockey in Winnipeg, Whitelaw spent two seasons in Britain playing professionally before returning to North America to join the American Hockey League. After his first season in the AHL with the Pittsburgh Hornets Whitelaw signed a deal with the Detroit Red Wings. The next year again he was soley in the minors but during the 1940-41 campaign the Red Wings gave him his shot.

Whitelaw suited up for 23 contests for Detroit and was able to register two assists. That season he also played his only NHL playoff games when he was held scoreless in eight post-season matches. The next year Whitelaw returned to Motown for nine more games.

That rest of that season and all o the next one he spent back in the AHL. Whitelaw's career was interrupted for a year when he left the game to fulfill his military obligations.

Whitelaw returned to the ice for 11 games in the 1944-45 season playing Senior hockey for the Royal Canadian Air Force in Winnipeg. He then returned to Britain to play the following season then landed back in the AHL in 1946. His final season was spent playing Senior back in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he had begun his career.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 53 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 54 10 27 4 37
T. Tatar 53 16 17 0 33
G. Nyquist 54 14 16 0 30
P. Datsyuk 39 8 21 13 29
J. Abdelkader 54 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 40 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 50 7 8 13 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 21 10 4 .934 1.94
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89