ATD #12 Bio Thread
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11-06-2009, 04:55 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: BC, Canada
D/RW Bobby Rowe
1917 PCHA Second Team All-Star
1917 Stanley Cup Champion
1918 PCHA First Team All-Star
1919 PCHA First Team All-Star
1920 PCHA Second Team All-Star
1923 PCHA First Team All-Star
Legends of Hockey:
In 1909, the National Hockey Association's Renfrew Millionaires signed Bobby Rowe as a free agent. Rowe spent two seasons with the Millionaires, before being claimed by Toronto of the NHA in the 1911 Dispersal Draft. Only two weeks after being claimed by Toronto, the Victoria Aristocrats of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association signed Rowe after he jumped contract with Toronto.
From 1911 to 1915, Rowe was a member of the Aristocrats before being traded to the PCHA's Seattle Metropolitans prior to the 1915-16 season. Rowe spent nine seasons with the Metropolitans, capturing PCHA First Team All-Star honours (1918, 1919, 1923) and PCHA Second Team All-Star honours (1917, 1920).
Bobby Rowe was a member of the Seattle team that competed in the 1919 Stanley Cup Challenge Series against Montreal that was cancelled due to the influenza epidemic and was a member of the 1920 team which fell short against Ottawa.
Following the 1923-24 season, Bobby Rowe was traded to the Boston Bruins where he played in his only four career NHL games. In those four games with the Bruins, Rowe managed to score his first and only NHL goal before the Western Hockey League's Portland Rosebuds signed him as free agent in January of 1926.
Bobby Rowe retired from hockey following the 1925-26 season.
Bobby Rowe was one of the first players to jump from the NHA to the PCHA, joining Victoria for the league's inaugural season in 1911-12. Rowe went on to become a fixture in Seattle, playing in all nine of the Mets' seasons and ranking second on the all-time games played list with the team at 201.
Despite his small size Rowe was known as a tough customer, willing to drop the gloves and go at it whenever the need arose. He was also well known for playing through constant shoulder and leg injuries. During the 1919 Stanley Cup finals Rowe's ankle was injured so badly that he sat out the fourth game of the series under doctors orders, but when the game went into overtime and his banged up teammates began to falter Rowe took to the ice and helped to hold of the Canadiens to preserve the 0-0 tie.
Sold to Boston of the NHL when the Mets folded, Rowe played briefly with the Bruins in 1924-25 before coming back out west and settling in Portland. He became a fixture of the local hockey scene there, coaching a number of Rose City teams into the 1940s.
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