Robert Rooba

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Robert Rooba
Rooba Robert Blues 2013 1.jpg
Rooba with Blues in 2013
Born (1993-09-02) 2 September 1993 (age 23)
Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Liiga team
Former teams
JYP
HC Purikad
Blues
Hermes
National team  Estonia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Robert Rooba (born 2 September 1993) is an Estonian professional ice hockey left winger who is currently playing in Finland for JYP of the Liiga. He is a member of the Estonia men's national ice hockey team and serves as the team's alternate captain.

Playing career[edit]

Rooba began playing ice hockey with HC Purikad.

In May 2008, Rooba relocated to Finland where he signed with Blues.[1] Rooba made his SM-liiga debut on 5 January 2012 against Lukko, at the age of 18.

On 18 January 2016, Rooba signed for Hermes of the Mestis for the remainder of the season.[2]

On 27 April 2016, Rooba signed a two-year contract, with an option of extension for another season, with JYP of the Liiga.[3]

International play[edit]

Rooba's international career started at the under-20 level, where he played for Estonia in the 2009 World Junior Championships. He had one assist as the team finished sixth in Division I and were relegated to Division II.

He was first selected to represent Estonia in the 2010 World Championships, where he and the team won the Division II Group B tournament and were promoted to Division I. During the tournament he scored three goals and two assists in five games. Since 2013, Rooba has served as an alternate captain for the team.

Personal life[edit]

Rooba's father, Jüri Rooba, was also an ice hockey player and is the current general manager of the national team.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 HC Purikad EML 9 1 4 5 2
2007–08 Estonia Jr. Team EML 5 3 1 4 0
2008–09 Estonia Jr. Team EML 4 1 0 1 0
2010–11 Blues Jr. Fin-Jr. 34 7 7 14 30 12 1 0 1 2
2011–12 Blues Jr. Fin-Jr. 39 14 16 30 24 4 2 0 2 4
2011–12 Blues SM-l 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Blues Jr. Fin-Jr. 38 15 8 23 26 12 5 5 10 8
2012–13 Blues SM-l 2 0 0 0 2
2012–13 KooKoo Mestis 3 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Blues Jr. Fin-Jr. 3 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Blues Liiga 36 1 3 4 8 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 4 3 0 3 2
2014–15 Blues Liiga 48 5 3 8 6 4 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 1 2 0 2 2
2015–16 Blues Liiga 30 0 0 0 4
2015–16 Hermes Mestis 16 5 3 8 6 7 3 3 6 8
2016–17 JYP Liiga 20 3 2 5 10 6 0 2 2 0
2016–17 JYP-Akatemia Mestis 12 3 1 4 2
EML totals 18 5 5 10 2
Liiga totals 137 9 8 17 30 11 0 2 2 0
Mestis totals 36 13 4 17 12 7 3 3 6 8

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Estonia WJC18-D2 26th 5 3 4 7 2
2009 Estonia WJC-D1 22nd 5 0 1 1 6
2010 Estonia WJC18-D2 31st 1 2 1 3 0
2010 Estonia WJC-D2 31st 5 3 0 3 16
2010 Estonia WC-D2 29th 5 3 2 5 0
2011 Estonia WJC-D2 31st 5 4 6 10 2
2011 Estonia WC-D1 27th 5 0 0 0 4
2012 Estonia WJC-D2 30th 5 13 6 19 0
2012 Estonia WC-D2 29th 5 3 5 8 6
2013 Estonia WJC-D2 29th 5 7 14 21 4
2013 Estonia WC-D1 28th 5 1 3 4 0
2014 Estonia WC-D2 29th 5 6 8 14 2
2015 Estonia WC-D1 27th 5 1 3 4 0
2016 Estonia WC-D1 27th 5 4 4 8 0
2017 Estonia WC-D1 26th 5 4 3 7 25
Junior totals 31 32 32 64 30
Senior totals 40 22 28 50 37

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