William Robert Baker
Defense
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 pounds
Born: 11.29.56 Grand Rapids, Michigan
How he arrived: Traded by the Montreal Canadiens for Rockies' 3rd round pick in the 1983 E.D,
3.10.81 Also involved was an option for the Canadiens to swap 4th round picks in the 1984 E.D.,
which they did.
How he left: Traded to the St. Louis Blues for Joe Micheletti and Dick Lamby, 12.4.81
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1980-81
COL
13
0
3
3
-0
12
17
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1981-82
COL
14
0
3
3
-13
17
11
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
27
0
6
6
-13
29
28
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
One of Baker's biggest moments in hockey didn't come in the NHL. No, it came in Lake Placid, scoring a tying goal
against Sweden that lead the Miracle On Ice team to start pool play with a 2-2 tie rather than a loss and a trend of that
team coming back in each and every game there after to win.

As a pro, Baker had a short-lived career that saw him make a stop with 4 different teams, including the Rockies.

After he finished his career with the New York Rangers, Baker went into dentistry, first attending Washington
University Dental School, then completed his residency at the University of Minnesota in 1993. With that, he started
up his practice for oral and maxillofacial surgery in Brainerd, Minnesota.
Entry Draft: 1976 Third Round Pick (54th overall) by the
Montreal Canadiens
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