Bob Newton

Robert Newton

Born: March 7, 1927 (Montréal)
Died: February 4, 2014 (Montréal)


Bob Newton played centre for the Montreal Junior Canadiens for three seasons beginning as a 17-year-old in 1944-45.

ImageNewton averaged about one point per game on a team whose star centre was Howie Morenz Jr.

In the 1947 playoffs, Newton scored 15 goals and added 13 assists in just eight games. Earlier in the 1946-47 season, he played seven games, scoring three goals, with the Boston Olympics of the Eastern Amateur Hockey League. The following season he skated for the Atlantic City Seagulls of the same circuit.

A gentlemanly player, Newton rarely even committed a minor infraction.

At 5-foot-6, 145-pounds, Newton was small for a postwar centreman, though he did turn professional with the San Diego Skyhawks of the Pacific Coast Hockey League in 1947-48. He scored two goals in 15 games.

Newton played senior hockey for the final four seasons of his career, suiting up with the Saint John (N.B.) Beavers, Cornwall (Ont.) Calumets and Montreal CNR.

After hockey, Newton spent 30 years in the fashion industry.


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