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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

POSTSEASON NOTES:

  • 13th postseason appearance and won a Stanley Cup with in 2001 with Colorado.  He also appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals with Los Angeles in 1993.
  • T-12th amongst all-time NHL defensemen in Playoff goals (26 - with Stevens, Orr and Lapointe)
  • 4th amongst defensemen in shots (35)
  • 5th in the League in blocked shots (41)

 

2009-10 NOTES:

  • T-3rd amongst defensemen in shots (21) during the first round of the Playoffs
  • 2nd on the team in blocked shots (114)
  • Had nine points (2-7=9, +9) in his last nine games
  • Third amongst all-time NHL defensemen in power play goals (136)
  • 10th place on the NHL's all-time goals list for defensemen (240)
  • Became just the third defenseman over the age of 40 in NHL history to record three or more assists in a game with his three helpers on March 23 at Minnesota (joins Tim Horton and Carl Brewer)
  • Named Sharks Captain on Sept. 30

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

I feel that responsibility, I've felt it for the last two years. We core guys get a lot of minutes, we get a lot of opportunity out there. Our teammates, the organization and fans look to us to be the guys to put the puck in the net and to create momentum out there.

— Jordan Eberle on taking his game and the Edmonton Oilers to the next level