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Rob Blake

Rob Blake  #4

Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: December 10, 1969
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Simcoe, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: LAK / 1988 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 4th   (70th overall)
AwardsSeasons
James Norris Memorial Trophy 1997-1998
CCHA Second All-Star Team (1989) CCHA First All-Star Team (1990) NCAA West First All-American Team (1990) NHL All-Rookie Team (1991) WC-A All-Star Team (1997) Named Best Defenseman at WC-A (1997) Named Best Defenseman at Olympic Games (1998) NHL First All-Star Team (1998) James Norris Memorial Trophy (1998) NHL Second All-Star Team (2000, 2001, 2002) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) Missed majority of 1995-96 due to knee injury vs. Washington, October 20, 1995. Traded to Colorado by Los Angeles with Steve Reinprecht for Adam Deadmarsh, Aaron Miller, a player to be named later (Jared Aulin, March 22, 2001) and Colorado's 1st round choices in 2001 (Dave Steckel) and 2003 (Brian Boyle) Entry Drafts, February 21, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 1, 2006. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 3, 2008. Officially announced his retirement, June 18, 2010.
Quote of the Day

He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson