Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 14 seasons from 1964 until 1978, primarily for the St. Louis Blues, Bob Plager popularly known as Bobby Plager has passed away at the age of 78. The news of his death was confirmed today on social media.
According to reports, the legendary hockey star was involved in a fatal car accident in Eastbound I-64 near the Vandeventer exit.
Due to the fatal crash, the Eastbound 1-64 is closed. Traffic is backing up past the Kingshighway exit.
Bobby has spent over half a century with the Blues organization in various capacities.
The Kirkland Lake, Ontario born spent many years working with the Blues organization. Known for his aggressive and highly physical play, Bobby in 1964 signed a professional contract with the New York Rangers.
In 1978, he retired from on-ice action and took a job with the Blues front office
Bobby’s jersey was retired on February 2, 2017, the seventh for a Blues player. He has been either a player, coach or executive for nearly all of the Blues’ existence.
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