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Robert Rooba (born 2 September 1993) is an Estonian professional ice hockey left winger for JYP of the Liiga.

Robert Rooba
Rooba Robert Blues 2013 1.jpg
Rooba with Blues in 2013
Born (1993-09-02) 2 September 1993 (age 26)
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 Jyväskylä
Espoo Blues
National team  Estonia
Playing career 2011–present

Internationally, Rooba has represented Estonia and served as the team's alternate captain.

Playing careerEdit

Rooba began playing hockey with HC Purikad. In May 2008, he relocated to Finland where he played for Blues youth teams. Rooba made his SM-liiga debut on 5 January 2012, at the age of 18, in a 2–3 overtime loss to Lukko.[1]

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] He won the 2017–18 Champions Hockey League with JYP. On 7 March 2018, Rooba signed a one-year contract extension.[4]

International playEdit

Rooba debuted internationally for the Estonia junior team at the 2009 World Junior Championships. He recorded one assist as the team finished sixth in Division I and were relegated to Division II.

Rooba first played for the senior team at the 2010 World Championships. He finished the tournament with 3 goals and 2 assists, helping Estonia to win the Division II Group B and promotion to Division I. In 2013, Rooba was named alternate captain for the team.

Personal lifeEdit

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

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

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
2017–18 JYP Liiga 59 11 5 16 8 4 0 1 1 2
Liiga totals 196 20 13 33 38 15 0 3 3 2

International statisticsEdit

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
2016 Estonia OGQ NQ 6 12 16 28 2
2017 Estonia WC-D1 26th 5 4 3 7 25
2018 Estonia WC-D1 25th 4 3 0 3 2
Junior totals 31 32 32 64 30
Senior totals 50 37 44 81 41

Honours and achievementsEdit

Award Year
Champions Hockey League champion 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Robert Rooba tegi Soome kõrgliigas oma debüüdi" (in Estonian). ERR Sport. January 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "Robert Rooba lahkub Espoo Bluesist Soome esiliigasse" (in Estonian). ERR Sport. January 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Robert Rooba naaseb Soome kõrgliigasse" (in Estonian). ERR Sport. April 27, 2016.
  4. ^ "Robert Rooba pikendas koduklubiga lepingut" (in Estonian). ERR Sport. March 7, 2018.

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