Hockey Gods



Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on April 9th, 2022

Robert Harry "Bob" Chrystal - Born April 3, 1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba is a Canadian retired ice Hockey defenceman.

Chrystal played his junior Hockey for the Brandon Wheat Kings, and in 1949 lost to the Montreal Royals in the only eight-game Memorial Cup final ever played.

- Abbott Memorial Cup Champion 1949 with Brandon Wheat Kings
- F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy Champion 1953 with Cleveland Barons.
- Calder Cup Champion 1953 with Cleveland Barons
- Lester Patrick Cup Champion (WHL President's Cup) 1957 with Brandon Regals.

The Cleveland Barons defeated Pittsburgh Hornets 4 games to 3, to win the 1953 Calder Cup....Chrystal scored the championship winner in overtime of game 7.

Chrystal made his NHL debut on October 8, 1953 playing for the New York Rangers vs Detroit Red Wings in a 4-1 loss at Detroit Olympia.

Chrystal scored his 1st NHL goal vs Al Rollins of the Chicago Black Hawks on November 11, 1953 in a 3-2 win at Madison Square Garden. His goal at 16:17 of the 3rd period was the game winner.

Bob Chrystal is a Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, inducted in 1995.

Bob Chrystal has a autobiography book, cowritten by Hockey historian and author Ty Dilello, called "Block That Shot" The Bob Chrystal Story published in September, 2018.


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