The Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman, late Bobby Baun, is survived by his wife Sallie and children in their memories. Baun passed away at the age of 87.
Bobby often remembered as ‘Boomer,’ was known across the league for being one of his generation’s hardest and cleanest hitters.
The NHL announced his death on Tuesday morning with a statement that read: ‘We send our deepest condolences to Bob’s family, friends, former teammates, and Alumni family during this difficult time.’
Late Robert Neil Baun, nicknamed ‘Boomer,’ played in the National Hockey League for 17 seasons.
Baun started junior hockey with the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association in 1952. Winning Memorial Cup in 1955, he turned professional in 1956.
After his retirement in 1973, Baun ran a cattle farm. However,three3 years later, Toronto Toros of the World Hockey Association hired him as a head coach.
Widely recognized as one of the hardest and cleanest hitters of his time, Ontario Sports inducted the defenceman into the Hall of Fame in 2010.
Moreover, Baun also received an honorary Doctorate of Laws in 2007 from the University of Ontario Institue of Technology for his work on and off the ice.
Bobby Baun Family
The former NHL star had a closely guarded personal life. Despite his public appearance, Baun maintained a private relationship with his family.
Sallie Baun, Bobby Baun’s wife, also maintains a private lifestyle. Reportedly, Mrs. Baun is in her 80s. Regarding her old age, she does not appear publicly on her social media platforms.
However, Sallie is known to have a son named Greg Baun with her late husband, Bobby. Greg lives in Toronto, Ontario in, Canada, with his wife, Glenda Baun, and three children, including a son Kyle Baun.
Despite maintaining a low-key profile Sallie has involved herself in a lot of good deeds. The hockey star’s wife, along with her late husband, has been vested in a scholarship program for a long time.
The Bob and Sallie Baun Varsity Scholarship recognizes Ontario Tech students who exhibit excellent work ethic.
The program previously provided four annual awards to deserving student-athletes, shared equally between our women’s and men’s teams.
Moreover, the fund for the program is being raised to $1 million to provide 16 Bob and Sallie Baun Varsity Scholarships – one for each of Ontario Tech’s varsity teams.
More On His Grandchild Kyle Baun
The grandchild of Bobby Kayle Baun is a former Canadian professional ice hockey forward who was last under contract to the Vienna Capitals of EBEL.
The son of Greg Baun has played in the National Hockey League with the Chicago Blackhawks for two seasons.
Kyle played in the Minor Junior League with Toronto Jr. Canadiens and the Cornwall Colts before pursuing a collegiate career with Colgate University.
However, with a short playing career of six years, Baun retired from Hockey in 2020 after a season with the Vienna Capitals.
Bobby Baun’s Net Worth Before Death
The former NHL star made a huge amount by playing hockey throughout his career. Most of his career earnings come from salary earnings.
Bobby Baun had an estimated career earnings from his salary alone of $490,916. That amounts to $3,823,624 in today’s market.
Moreover, his highest earning came in the 1969-70 season when he earned a whooping amount of $125,000, which amounts to $997,478 in today’s currency.
However, his unofficial earnings and investments also add up to provide an estimated net worth of around $2 to $4 million before his death.
His followers will never forget his contributions to athletics and his tremendous talent. Baun had a significant impact on both the hockey field and his supporters’ hearts.