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Bob Barlow- The Oldest NHL Rookie At Age 34

from Tom Hawthorn of the Globe and Mail,

After a long apprenticeship, Mr. Barlow stepped on the ice on Oct. 12, 1969, as the oldest rookie in NHL history. Seconds later, he was on the scoresheet by firing a 30-foot shot past Bernie Parent of the Philadelphia Flyers.

A photograph captured him with both arms in the air in celebration, his toothless grin evidence of a lifetime spent trying to dodge pucks and sticks.

“Took the puck to the bench, told [coach] Wren Blair, ‘What’s so hard about this league?’ ”

As his teammates laughed, Mr. Barlow added, “Why didn’t you bring me up a little sooner?”...

Every month, he gets an NHL pension cheque. The total: $5.16.

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