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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on October 12th, 2021

Robert Arthur "Steady" Falkenberg - Born January 1, 1946 in Stettler, Alberta, is a retired Canadian ice Hockey defenseman.

Nicknamed "Steady" for his poise on the blue line, Falkenberg played his junior Hockey with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Central Alberta Hockey League / CAHL and Alberta Senior Hockey League / ASHL, helping the Oil Kings win 4 straight Abbott Cups - 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966 as Western Canada champions, and then 4 straight Memorial Cup appearances, winning the 1963 and 1966 Memorial Cup championships. Falkenberg was the Oil Kings captain for the championship in 1966, and played a total of 78 Memorial Cup playoff games, scoring 24 goals, 44 assists, great stats for a defenseman.

Falkenberg turned pro with the Detroit Red Wings for the start of the 1966-67 season, but played in only 16 games for the Red Wings in his rookie year, and spent the rest of the season playing for the Pittsburgh Hornets in the American Hockey League / AHL.

Over the next 5 seasons, Falkenberg played with the Red Wings almost each season, but played most of each season in the minors with the - Fort Worth Wings (CPHL) 1967-68, Fort Worth Wings, Baltimore Clippers (AHL) 1968-69, Cleveland Barons (AHL) 1969-70, Fort Worth Wings 1970-71, Tidewater Red Wings (AHL) 1971-72.

Falkenberg played in 54 NHL games, scoring just 1 goal, against Eddie Giacomin of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Gardens on March 29, 1967.

Falkenberg was selected by the Alberta Oilers in the 1972 World Hockey Association / WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972, and would join the WHA for the start of the 1972-73 season with the Oilers. The Alberta Oilers became the Edmonton Oilers for the 1973-74 season. Edmonton would later trade Flkenberg to the WHA San Diego Mariners to complete a transaction that sent Bobby Sheehan to Edmonton (March, 1974), May, 1974. Falkenberg played the next 3 seasons in San Diego.

Falkenberg was signed as a free agent by Edmonton after the San Diego franchise folded, October, 1977, and played just 2 games for the Oilers before he retired.


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