A native of Point Anne, Dennis made a name for himself in the National Hockey League from 1964 through to 1978. Dennis followed Bobby from the Belleville Minor Hockey Association to Junior “A” hockey with the St. Catharines TeePees, and on to the Chicago Black Hawks. His booming slap shot from the left side established Dennis as one of the NHL’s most feared shooters.
A highlight in Dennis’ career came in 1972 when he was a member of Team Canada which defeated the Soviet Union in the memorable eight game series prior to the start of the 1972-73 season. At the end of that season, Dennis was named to the second All-Star Team. He stayed with the Black Hawks until the end of the 1976-77 season, and played one season for the Detroit Red Wings before retiring. His NHL statistics include 303 goals and 351 assists in regular season play, with another 33 goals and 34 assists in playoff activity.0