Robert Patrick Lalonde (born March 27, 1951 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired professional ice hockey player drafted 17th overall in the second round of the 1971 NHL entry draft. He played 641 games in the National Hockey League from 1971 to 1982. During his career he accumulated 124 goals, 210 assists for a total of 334 points. He played for the Vancouver Canucks, Atlanta Flames, Boston Bruins, and a short stint with the Calgary Flames until his eventual retirement due to a recurring knee injury. Bobby Lalonde was listed at 5'5" and was the shortest player to play in the NHL at that time.
He now resides on the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario, with his wife Carolyn. He has two sons. Brent, the eldest, was born while he was playing for the Vancouver Canucks and his younger son Court was born while he was playing for the Atlanta Flames.
- ^ Donovan, Dan (October 22, 1977). "Atlanta BIG Test For Pens". The Pittsburgh Press. Retrieved July 13, 2011.
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