Louis Robitaille (ice hockey)

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Louis Robitaille
Born (1982-03-16) March 16, 1982 (age 35)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Washington Capitals
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2003–2011

Louis Robitaille (born March 16, 1982 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian retired ice hockey forward who concluded his playing career with of the Albany Devils of the American Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

While playing junior hockey, he took classes part-time at McGill University, majoring in French Literature.

Signed as a free agent in 2003 by the Washington Capitals, Robitaille played on the 2005–06 Calder Cup-winning Hershey Bears.

Robitaille made his debut with the Bears on Oct. 8, 2005 against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He scored his first goal for Hershey on Nov. 19, 2005 against Philadelphia and picked up a game-winning goal Nov. 25, 2005 at Norfolk.

On Aug. 28, 2008, Robitaille signed to play in Cortina, Italy, with the Cortina SG for 2008–09.[1] However, on Dec. 9, 2008, Robitaille left the team due to family issues and returned to Canada to play for Saint-Hyacinthe Chiefs in the LNAH.[2]

Robitaille returned to the AHL to play for the Lowell Devils for the 2009–10 season,[3] and stayed with the team when it moved to Albany for 2010–11. After leading the Devils again in penalty minutes he then announced his retirement to become head coach of the QJAAAHL's Valleyfield Braves, a Junior AAA team based in Quebec.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–2000 Montreal Rocket QMJHL 71 3 21 21 266 5 1 1 2 18
2000–01 Montreal Rocket QMJHL 69 2 10 12 269
2001–02 Montreal Rocket QMJHL 71 3 28 31 294 7 3 0 3 41
2002–03 Montreal Rocket QMJHL 60 7 23 30 191 7 0 10 10 12
2003–04 Quad City Mallards UHL 2 0 1 1 10
2003–04 Portland Pirates AHL 58 1 5 6 103 5 1 0 1 17
2004–05 Portland Pirates AHL 59 2 3 5 186
2005–06 Hershey Bears AHL 65 7 12 19 334 21 0 2 2 64
2005–06 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 5
2006–07 Hershey Bears AHL 67 6 8 14 254 13 0 1 1 30
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 68 4 8 12 350 5 0 0 0 30
2008–09 Cortina SG ITL 16 0 12 12 103
2008–09 Saint-Hyacinthe Chiefs LNAH 19 0 8 8 137
2009–10 Lowell Devils AHL 73 2 11 13 286 5 0 0 0 22
2010–11 Albany Devils AHL 50 2 6 8 246
AHL totals 440 24 53 77 1759 49 1 3 4 163
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robitaille signs in Italy". Penn Live.com. Archived from the original on 2014-04-20. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  2. ^ "09/12/08 Press Release". Cortina Sports Ice Hockey. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  3. ^ "Devils Sign Robitaille". chrisrahn.blogspot. Retrieved 2009-11-04. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Louis Robitaille becomes Braves head coach". Valleyfield Braves. 2011-06-07. Archived from the original on 2011-08-10. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 

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