Robert Bryant Plager was born on March 11, 1943, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada.
He was a 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.
Plager spent over half a century with the Blues organization in various capacities. Off the ice, he was known as a prankster who was able to bond teammates through his lighthearted demeanor. Despite injuries, Plager was able to play 615 games over 11 years on the St. Louis blue line.
Plager retired from on-ice action in 1978 and took a job with the Blues front office. He is credited with developing the process of advanced scouting.
His jersey was retired on February 2, 2017, the seventh for a Blues player. He was either a player, coach, or executive for nearly all of the Blues’ existence.
Plager’s brothers, Bill and Barclay, also played in the NHL, including all three together for four seasons with the St. Louis Blues. Plager was a convert to Judaism.
WIFE AND CHILDREN
Plager was married to Robyn Sher. But he does have a daughter, Mellisa Plager-Briggs, and a son, Bobby Plager.
Plager’s net worth is believed to around $15 million.
CAUSE OF DEATH
St. Louis Blues Great Bobby Plager has died In a Car Accident on 24th March 2021.
The accident happened on highway Interstate 64, eastbound past Kingshighway in St. Louis. Plager died after being rushed to the hospital.