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Position Defenceman
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
225 lb (102 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
San Jose Sharks
Los Angeles Kings
Colorado Avalanche
Nationality Canada
Born December 10 1969 (1969-12-10) (age 40),
Simcoe, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 70th overall, 1988
Los Angeles Kings
Pro Career 1989 – present

Robert Bowlby Blake (born December 10, 1969) is a Canadian professional defenceman currently playing for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Playing career

Blake was drafted 70th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings, with whom he played for twelve seasons. While there, he reached the Stanley Cup final in 1993, losing to the Montreal Canadiens, and eventually became the Kings' captain after Wayne Gretzky was traded to St. Louis in 1996.

In the 2000–01 season, Blake, whom the Kings believed would test free agency in the coming off-season, was traded by the Kings. Blake, along with Steven Reinprecht, went to the Colorado Avalanche for Adam Deadmarsh, Aaron Miller, Jared Aulin and a 1st round pick (David Steckel) on February 21, 2001. Blake helped the Avalanche in winning the Stanley Cup that same year.

After four seasons with Colorado, Blake learned that the Avalanche would not pick up his option for the 2006–07 season, making him a free agent. He re-signed with his former team, the Kings, for two years ($6 million per year) on July 1, 2006. On September 28, 2007, the Kings named Rob Blake as team captain.

On July 3, 2008, Blake signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the rival San Jose Sharks.

Blake was selected to play for the Canadian Olympic teams of 1998 and 2002, winning gold in 2002. He also was selected to play for Canada at the 2006 Olympics. His most productive NHL season was 1993–94, when he had 68 points. In 1997–98, Blake received the James Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenceman for the year.

Personal information

Rob Blake in 2009 with the Sharks.

Blake was born in Simcoe, Ontario. He and his wife Brandy have two children. He is also closely related to Hall of Famer Red Kelly.

Awards

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 Brantford OJHL-B 39 3 13 16 43
1986–87 Stratford OJHL-B 31 11 20 31 115
1987–88 Bowling Green CCHA 43 5 8 13 88
1988–89 Bowling Green CCHA 46 11 21 32 140
1989–90 Bowling Green CCHA 42 23 36 59 140
1989–90 Los Angeles Kings NHL 4 0 0 0 4 8 1 3 4 4
1990–91 Los Angeles Kings NHL 75 12 34 46 125 12 1 4 5 26
1991–92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 57 7 13 20 102 6 2 1 3 12
1992–93 Los Angeles Kings NHL 76 16 43 59 152 23 4 6 10 46
1993–94 Los Angeles Kings NHL 84 20 48 68 137
1994–95 Los Angeles Kings NHL 24 4 7 11 38
1995–96 Los Angeles Kings NHL 6 1 2 3 8
1996–97 Los Angeles Kings NHL 62 8 23 31 82
1997–98 Los Angeles Kings NHL 81 23 27 50 94 4 0 0 0 6
1998–99 Los Angeles Kings NHL 62 12 23 35 128
1999–00 Los Angeles Kings NHL 77 18 39 57 112 4 0 2 2 4
2000–01 Los Angeles Kings NHL 54 17 32 49 69
2000–01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 13 2 8 10 8 23 6 13 19 16
2001–02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 75 16 40 56 58 20 6 6 12 16
2002–03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 79 17 28 45 57 7 1 2 3 8
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 74 13 33 46 61 9 0 5 5 6
2005–06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 81 14 37 51 94 9 3 1 4 8
2006–07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 72 14 20 34 82
2007–08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 71 9 22 31 98
2008–09 San Jose Sharks NHL 73 10 35 45 110 6 1 3 4 4
NHL totals 1200 233 514 747 1619 131 25 46 71 156

International play

Played for Canada in:

International statistics

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1991 Canada WC 2 0 2 2 0
1994 Canada WC 8 0 2 2 6
1996 Canada WCH 4 0 1 1 0
1997 Canada WC 11 2 2 4 22
1998 Canada Oly. 6 1 1 2 2
1998 Canada WC 5 1 0 1 6
1999 Canada WC 10 2 5 7 12
2002 Canada Oly. 6 1 2 3 2
2006 Canada Oly. 6 0 1 1 2
Senior Int'l Totals 58 7 16 23 52

External links

  • Rob Blake's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
Preceded by
Wayne Gretzky
Los Angeles Kings captains
19962001
Succeeded by
Mattias Norstrom
Preceded by
Mattias Norstrom
Los Angeles Kings captains
2007–08
Succeeded by
Dustin Brown
Preceded by
Brian Leetch
Winner of the Norris Trophy
1998
Succeeded by
Al MacInnis
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