René Robert

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René Robert
Born (1948-12-31) December 31, 1948 (age 65)
Trois-Rivières, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Centre/right wing
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
Pittsburgh Penguins
Buffalo Sabres
Colorado Rockies
AHL
Rochester Americans
National team  Canada
Playing career 1968–1982

René Paul Robert (born December 31, 1948) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger who played 12 seasons in the NHL between 1970 and 1982. Robert was selected to 2 National Hockey League All-Star Games (1972–73, 1974–75) and was selected as the Second NHL All-Star Team right wing in 1974–75.[1]

Robert played 744 career NHL games, scoring 284 goals and 418 assists for 702 points. His best offensive season was the 1974–75 season while with the Buffalo Sabres, when he scored 40 goals and 60 assists for 100 points, the club's first 100 point season by an individual.[1] Robert's best years were when he played on The French Connection line in Buffalo with Gilbert Perreault and Rick Martin. On October 5, 1979, Scotty Bowman sent Robert to the Colorado Rockies for defenceman John Van Boxmeer, effectively ending the French Connection line forever. He was inducted into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame along with Perreault and Martin in 1989.[2] His number, 14, was retired from the Buffalo Sabres on November 15, 1995 along with Rick Martin. They were reunited with Perreault whose number was retired in a 1990 ceremony.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1967–68 Tulsa Oilers CHL 3 0 2 2 0 2 0 4 4 14
1968–69 Tulsa Oilers CHL 59 21 30 51 57 7 4 3 7 2
1969–70 Vancouver Canucks WHL 5 0 0 0 2
1969–70 Rochester Americans AHL 49 23 40 63 57
1970–71 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 7 4 3 7 6 10 5 3 8 7
1970–71 Tulsa Oilers CHL 58 26 36 62 185
1970–71 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 0 0 0 0
1971–72 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 49 7 11 18 42
1971–72 Buffalo Sabres NHL 12 6 3 9 2
1972–73 Buffalo Sabres NHL 75 40 43 83 83 6 5 3 8 2
1973–74 Buffalo Sabres NHL 76 21 44 65 71
1974–75 Buffalo Sabres NHL 74 40 60 100 75 16 5 8 13 16
1975–76 Buffalo Sabres NHL 72 35 52 87 53 9 3 2 5 6
1976–77 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 33 40 73 46 6 5 2 7 20
1977–78 Buffalo Sabres NHL 67 25 48 73 25 7 2 0 2 23
1978–79 Buffalo Sabres NHL 68 22 40 62 46 3 2 2 4 4
1979–80 Colorado Rockies NHL 69 28 35 63 79
1980–81 Colorado Rockies NHL 28 8 11 19 30
1980–81 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 14 6 7 13 8 3 0 2 2 2
1981–82 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 55 13 24 37 37
NHL totals 744 284 418 702 597 50 22 19 41 73

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History". Buffalo Sabres and the National Hockey League. 2006. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2012-07-18. 

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Preceded by
Mike Christie
Colorado Rockies captain
1980–81
Succeeded by
Lanny McDonald