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Colby Nicky Robak (born April 24, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with Vaasan Sport in the Finnish Liiga. He has formerly played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks.

Colby Robak
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Born (1990-04-24) April 24, 1990 (age 29)
Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
Liiga team
Former teams
Vaasan Sport
Florida Panthers
Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 46th overall, 2008
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2010–present

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Playing careerEdit

Robak played major junior hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He was selected by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round (46th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

During the 2014–15 season, Robak was traded by the Panthers to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Jesse Blacker and a conditional draft pick on December 4, 2014.[1]

Robak was not tendered a new contract by the Ducks and after going unsigned in the off-season, belatedly agreed to a one-year AHL contract with the Rochester Americans on September 28, 2015.[2] In the 2015–16 season, Robak was a fixture on the blueline for the Americans, adding 5 goals and 20 points in 73 games.

For a second successive off-season, Robak was an un-signed free agent until he agreed to a professional try-out deal with the Stockton Heat of the AHL, affiliate to the Calgary Flames, to begin the 2016–17 season on October 14, 2016.[3] Robak enjoyed early success with the Heat, compiling 5 assists in just 6 games and leading the AHL in Plus/minus before he left the club, to sign a guaranteed one-year deal with fellow AHL club the Utica Comets, affiliate to the Vancouver Canucks, on November 2, 2016.[4]

On October 5, 2018, Robak signed a one-year deal with Vaasan Sport of SM-Liiga. This marked the first time he has played outside of North America.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 39 2 3 5 12 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 71 6 24 30 25 6 0 2 2 8
2008–09 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 65 13 29 42 41 12 6 8 14 4
2009–10 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 71 16 50 66 9 15 3 9 12 2
2010–11 Rochester Americans AHL 76 7 17 24 22
2011–12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 73 9 30 39 30 8 1 4 5 4
2011–12 Florida Panthers NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 63 5 18 23 50
2012–13 Florida Panthers NHL 16 0 1 1 17
2013–14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 56 8 13 21 24
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 16 0 2 2 6
2014–15 Florida Panthers NHL 7 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Anaheim Ducks NHL 5 0 1 1 0
2014–15 Norfolk Admirals AHL 29 1 5 6 18
2015–16 Rochester Americans AHL 73 5 15 20 50
2016–17 Stockton Heat AHL 6 0 5 5 6
2016–17 Utica Comets AHL 64 3 25 28 54
2017–18 Stockton Heat AHL 45 3 9 12 18
NHL totals 47 0 4 4 25

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada WJC18   7 0 1 1 8
Junior totals 7 0 1 1 8

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
WHL
Plus-Mius Award 2009–10
East Second All-Star Team 2009–10 [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ducks acquire Robak from Panthers". Anaheim Ducks. December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  2. ^ "Americans sign Colby Robak to AHL contract". Rochester Americans. September 28, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Heat announce opening night roster". Stockton Heat. October 14, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "Comets sign current AHL plus/minus leader". Utica Comets. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Colby Robak player profile". The Hockey News. January 2, 2011. Retrieved January 2, 2011.

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