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Blues legend Bobby Plager’s Car Accident Causes his Death

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Legendary member of the St. Louis Blues Bobby Plager’s car accident on Wednesday (March 24, 2021) on Interstate 64 led to his death at the age of 78, multiple police sources confirmed the heartbreaking news. RIP.

Blues Bobby Plager's car accident on Wednesday (March 24, 2021) on Interstate 64 led to his death at the age of 78
Image source: The Athletic

Police reported Bobby Plager’s car accident which occurred along eastbound Interstate 64 past Kingshighway, involved two vehicles. The east-bound lanes of the highway were shut down following the accident.

According to the police’s report, two vehicles crashed at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Plager was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, but the driver of the other vehicle, an adult female, was also rushed to the hospital with minor injuries.

Although the Blues have not confirmed Plager was killed in the accident, the license plates on the car are registered in his name.


What Led to Bobby Plager’s Car Accident

It’s unknown what led to the crash or when exactly it happened, but there were a Cadillac SUV and a Dodge minivan with serious damage.

US day News is working to find further information and provide the latest update, stay up with us.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bobby’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones at this tough time. You may also want to leave a tribute or a condolence message below the comment box to honor the life and legacy of the deceased.

Beloved Plager spent over 50 years as part of the St. Louis Blues organization. He kicked off his career with the team in 1964 and starred 14 seasons as a defenseman.

Throughout that time he played along with his brothers Barclay and Billy, they helped lead the Blues to the Stanley Cup finals in three back-to-back seasons. Barclay passed away in 1988, and Bill took his last breath in 2016. 

Good to know, Bob was with the Blues in Boston when the team got its first Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history in 2019:


Reactions to Bobby Plager’s Death

Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts, however, fans remember memories and their idols are alive in their mind even after the death.

This tragic death news has caused a lot of friends, family, and fans of hockey legend Bobby Plager so much hurt. They expressed their sadness by sharing tributes to the deceased and condolences to the affected family.

Above all, The Blues released a statement on Plager’s passing:

A user wrote: “I’m absolutely shook.”

Another tweeted: ” So, so sad. The Plager brothers were an important part of the Blues when I was becoming a fan as a young kid. All gone now. RIP Bobby.”


A Short Biography of Bobby Plager

Born on March 11, 1943, and growing up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Plager joined the Blues as a 21-year-old for their inaugural season before his brothers, Barclay and Bill additionally were added to the team in 1968.

After 14 years of playing career where Plager became popular for his hip checks, he came back to St. Louis and served for decades in different roles for the Blues, such as a brief stint as head coach of the team in 1992.

He retired in 1978 and joined the Blues front office.

Blues Bobby Plager's car accident on Wednesday (March 24, 2021) on Interstate 64 led to his death at the age of 78
Image source: St. Louis Game Time

Bobby, Known affectionately as “Mr. Blue,” reportedly had developed advanced scouting techniques for the franchise.

He coached a Blues affiliate to a minor league championship in 1990, and won coach of the year, and was named as the Blues’ head coach in 1992. After only 11 games, he resigned to come back to his role of vice president of player development. 

When new players joined the team, part of becoming a Blue was getting to know Plager. He was, in many ways, the gatekeeper of the franchise. The team’s ownership changed several times, but Plager was the one constant that ran through every team, every season.

His title with the team, fittingly, was ambassador, and he routinely made appearances in the community on behalf of the team.

The Blues retired his No. 5 jersey in 2017, and it joined his brother Barclay’s No. 8 in the rafters.


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2 Comments

  1. James Poehlein March 24, 2021

    Bobby you just got drafted by a fantastic team, God bless you

    Reply
    1. USdayNEWS March 24, 2021

      He was a fantastic player in a great team, as you said. Bobby will be alive in our hearts forever. RIP.

      Reply

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