Robert 'Bobby' Michel Perreault

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Born Jan. 28, 1931, in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada
Height: 5'8"  Weight: 170 lbs

Bob was inducted into the American Hockey League Hall of Fame in 2014. Perreault made his pro debut in the nets with the Reds in 1951, playing behind another future AHL Hall of Famer, Harvey Bennett. He played with them through part of the following season.

Perreault's next five campaigns were spent with the Hershey Bears, and he soon became one of the league/s elite netminders. In both 1957-58 and 1958-59, he earned Second Team AHL All-Star honors while backstopping the Bears to consecutive Calder Cup championships. He was a Second Team selection again in 1961-62, winning a league-high 36 games for Hershey.

Returning to Rochester in 1965, Perreault reached three more Calder Cup finals and won championships with the Americans in 1966 and 1968. His 1967-68 season saw him lead the AHL in wins (31), shutouts (six) and goals-against average (2.88), earning his fourth career berth on the Second All-Star Team.

Bobby, whose four Calder Cups are tied for the most ever by a goaltender, ranks sixth with 229 victories and third with 37 shutouts in his American Hockey League career. He passed away in 1980 at age 49.

Bobby Perreault

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