Mat Robinson

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Mat Robinson
CSKA Moscou - Lausanne, 8 août 2017 - 6 (cropped).jpg
Born (1986-06-20) June 20, 1986 (age 33)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
CSKA Moscow
Binghamton Senators
Sparta Warriors
Timrå IK
Dinamo Riga
Dynamo Moscow
National team  Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Mat Robinson (born June 20, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Robinson has played professionally since 2009, in Europe since 2010. Robinson was named to the Canada men's national ice hockey team for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Playing career[edit]

Prior to turning professional, Robinson attended the University of Alaska Anchorage where he played four seasons of NCAA Division I college hockey with the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves[1] In his final season, Robinson led all UAA defencemen in scoring and was the Seawolves' captain.[2]

At the end of the 2008–09 season, Robinson signed with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL. In 2009, Robinson was invited to the Ottawa Senators' rookie camp and made the Senators' main training camp roster on a professional tryout.[2] Robinson was assigned to the Binghamton Senators, Ottawa's American Hockey League affiliate.[3] Robinson split the season between Binghamton and the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL.

After the 2009–10 season spent in the minors, Robinson decided to move to Europe to further his career. Robinson signed with the Norwegian club Sparta Warriors. After a good season with Sparta, Robinson moved to the Swedish league. Robinson played two seasons with Timra IK.

In May 2013, Robinson signed with Latvian club, Dinamo Riga of the KHL.[4] In the 2013-14 season, Robinson impressed on Riga's blueline, contributing with 10 goals and 27 points in 54 games.

On May 3, 2014, he was signed to a lucrative two-year contract with fellow KHL competitor Dynamo Moscow.[5]

After three seasons with Dynamo, Robinson while still contracted was granted free agent status from the KHL following the 2016–17 season, due to the club's debt on July 4, 2017.[6] With Dynamo unwilling to offer an improved contract, Robinson left to sign a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow the following day on July 5, 2017.[7]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Pyeongchang

During the 2017–18 season, Robinson was selected to represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Used in a defensive depth role, Robinson contributed with 1 goals and 2 points in 6 games to help Canada claim the Bronze medal.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Calgary Northstars AMHL 11 1 1 2 4
2002–03 Calgary Northstars AMHL 32 10 13 23 55
2003–04 Calgary Royals AJHL 53 4 18 22 23
2004–05 Calgary Royals AJHL 38 11 15 26 26
2005–06 U. of Alaska-Anchorage WCHA 35 1 6 7 26
2006–07 U. of Alaska-Anchorage WCHA 37 2 7 9 30
2007–08 U. of Alaska-Anchorage WCHA 36 3 10 13 12
2008–09 U. of Alaska-Anchorage WCHA 35 3 12 15 37
2008–09 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 4 1 1 2 2
2009–10 Elmira Jackals ECHL 61 6 26 32 30 5 1 0 1 2
2009–10 Binghamton Senators AHL 5 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Sparta Warriors GET 45 14 29 43 30 14 3 7 10 32
2011–12 Timrå IK SEL 55 4 16 20 45
2012–13 Timrå IK SEL 55 7 16 23 32
2013–14 Dinamo Riga KHL 54 10 17 27 12 7 0 2 2 2
2014–15 Dynamo Moscow KHL 34 10 12 22 37 11 2 4 6 6
2015–16 Dynamo Moscow KHL 58 14 24 38 18 10 0 2 2 12
2016–17 Dynamo Moscow KHL 53 7 14 21 30 4 0 0 0 0
2017–18 CSKA Moscow KHL 42 6 16 22 47 18 2 0 2 4
2018–19 CSKA Moscow KHL 52 5 11 16 22 20 5 5 10 6
SHL totals 110 11 32 43 77
KHL totals 293 52 94 146 166 70 9 13 22 30

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2018 Canada OG 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 1 1 2 0
Senior totals 6 1 1 2 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
College
WCHA All-Academic Team 2009
KHL
Gentleman Award 2014
All-Star Game 2016, 2017
Gagarin Cup (CSKA Moscow) 2019 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newcomer makes impact as Wranglers win fourth straight". ReviewJournal.com. January 2, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b Ottawa Senators. "2009-10 Ottawa Senators Training Camp" (PDF). senators.nhl.com.
  3. ^ Ottawa Senators. "Senators Reduce Training Camp Roster by Nine Players". Marketwired (Press release). Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "DINAMO sign Canadian Mat Robinson". dinamoriga.lv. May 14, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Mat Robinson agree to Dynamo move" (in Russian). HC Dynamo Moscow. May 3, 2014. Archived from the original on May 3, 2014. Retrieved May 3, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "42 Dynamo players become free agents". Kontinental Hockey League. July 4, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "Row of soldiers will joins Matt Robinson". CSKA Moscow. July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "CSKA lifts the Gagarin Cup". Kontinental Hockey League. April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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