Jim Roberts Biography
|Date of Birth:||1940 , April-9|
|Age:||81 years old|
|Height:||5 Feet 10 Inch|
|Working For||NHL Expansion draft|
Jim Roberts was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman and is known by his nickname as Jimmy and Jim. He played for Montreal Canadiens and St. Louis Blues.
Early Life and Career
The skillful hockey defenceman was born on April 9, 1940, in Toronto, Canada. He held a Canadian nationality and belonged to White American ethnicity.
Roberts played for the Montreal Canadiens coach Scotty Bowman with the OHA junior Peterborough Petes. He was signed by the Canadiens and turned pro with the Montreal Royals minor league team.
In 1964 he saw his first NHL action with Montreal and won two Stanley Cups before becoming the first selection of the St. Louis Blues in the NHL Expansion draft. He played actively for the Blues for about five seasons and was named the team captain in 1971.
Roberts rejoined the Blues for one final season before his retirement and was renowned for his defensive skills. After being retired as a player he then joined Buffalo Sabers as an interim coach under his mentor Bowman. He also went on to be the coach and general manager of the Worcester IceCats of the AHL for two seasons.
Jim also played in NHL games where he scored 126 goals and 194 assists for 320 points and played in three All-Star Games in 1965, 1969 and 1970.
The 76-years-old, player was pretty uptight in sharing his personal life with the outer world, so he didn’t share his personal details to the medias and public.
In 2015, Roberts died of Cancer, which had been diagnosed weeks prior. In October 2015 St. Louis Blues announced that they were going to wear helmet decals for the home stand that read “JR” in the lower left corner of the helmet.
Net Worth and Body Measurement
Jim Roberts had an average hockey career and has a satisfied livelihood. He might have the net worth around a million but the exact figure is not at the reach. He was 5 feet 10 inch in height and weighs 185 lbs.