Bobby Clarke is widely recognized as one of the greatest hockey players and captains of all time. He spent his entire 15-year NHL career with the Philadelphia Flyers after surprisingly falling to the second round of the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft.
Clarke was slotted into the Flyers’ lineup and made an immediate impact recording 46 points in 76 games as a rookie and earned himself a trip to the NHL All-Star Game. During his rookie year, Clarke was spotted using a Sherwood PMP stick with Cooper gloves and no helmet.
He would continue to use Cooper gloves throughout his entire NHL career and, like many players throughout the 80’s, he never wore a helmet. By the time he recorded his 1000th point, Clarke had upgraded his stick to a Sherwood PMP 5030 and wore Bauer skates.
He would conclude his Hall of Fame career with 1210 points in 1144 games played – both of which are Philadelphia Flyers’ franchise records. In his final game with the Flyers, Clarke used a Christian USA stick, Cooper gloves, Bauer skates, and (of course) no helmet.