Years Played: 1955, 1956, 1957
All-American: 1955 and 1956
NCAA Championships: 1955 and 1956
Hockey Team of the Century: 11/24/1999
A native of Windsor, Ontario, Bob Schiller was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings. Instead, he elected to pursue his educational goals and played Junior A for the St. Michael’s College School “Majors” in Toronto prior to coming to Michigan, where he played for Coach Vic Heyliger, who claimed, “Bob has a lot of natural ability and has one of the best shots in the country.” He is also remembered for his famous “hip check” and his rugged, steady style of defensive play.
At Michigan, he played left defense on the 1955 and 1956 NCAA Championship teams. He was named an All-American in the 1955 and 1956 seasons. In the 1957 season, he was part of the team that battled its way through the season and playoff only to lose in the NCAA Championship game.
Bob Schiller graduated from the School of Engineering with a degree in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering and went on to have a successful career in the aerospace industry. In 1958 and 1959, he played for the Toledo Mercurys of the International League while studying for his Master’s of Business Administration degree.
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