Bobby’s Place is named after Bobby Plager, a former St. Louis Blues defenseman and cultural icon of the 70’s. At first glance you might not notice all of the different famous bobby’s memorabilia, everything from the sports cards on the bar to the different jerseys on the walls. Want to watch the blues in High Definition; Bobby’s Place has plasma flat screens. Bobby’s Place has great drink specials and food specials every day. Happy hour specials go from 4-8 Monday- fri 12-8 sat and Sunday. If the live music, DJs or jukebox won’t keep you entertained, maybe the Golden Tee will. You may even be able to meet the name sake yourself, Bobby Plager.
About Bobby Plager:
Bobby Plager joined the St. Louis Blues in their inaugural season in 1967-68 as a player and has served various capacities within the organization. He currently works in the Blues’ community relations department and also is an analyst on KMOX during Blues home games and on post-game shows.
Bobby Plager became the 16th Head Coach in Blues history on May 1, 1992. Plager also served as the Head Coach for the Rivermen during the 1990-91 season, leading the club to a 58-19-5 record and captured the Turner Cup as the champion of the International Hockey League. During that season, the Rivermen broke 40-plus IHL records and Plager was voted by his peers as the Coach of the Year.
Bobby Plager has also served the franchise as Director of Professional Scouting, Vice President and Director of Player Development, a Special Assistant to the General Manager, Assistant to the Director of Hockey Operations, Head Coach for Salt Lake City of the Central Hockey League and was a scout for the Blues handling special assignments.
After the 1977-78 season, Bobby Plager retired after playing 14 seasons in the National Hockey League. He was a fierce competitor known best for knocking opponents to the ice with his famous hip check. Plager made his NHL debut with the New York Rangers during the 1964-65 season and was traded to St. Louis on June 6, 1967. Plager currently ranks fifth all-time on the Blues with 615 games played and ranks eighth with 762 penalty minutes. In his 14 year NHL career, he played in 644 games, registered 146 points (20g, 126a) and tallied 800 penalty minutes.