Rob Blake
Rob Blake
Number: 4
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 220
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 10, 1969
Birthplace: Simcoe, ON, Canada
Drafted: LAK / 1988 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (70th overall)
2009-2010: 2nd on the team in blocked shots (114)…Had nine points (2-7=9, +9) in his last nine games…His power play goal on April 6 at Calgary surpassed Paul Coffey for third all-time amongst defensemen with his 136th career power play goal…Moved into 10th place on the NHL's all-time goals list for defensemen (238) on Feb. 6 at Nashville…Became just the third defenseman over the age of 40 in NHL history to record three or more assists in a game with his three helpers on March 23 at Minnesota (joins Tim Horton and Carl Brewer)…Posted his second multi-point game of the season with two assists vs. Anaheim on Dec. 26…Activated from Injured Reserve and appeared at Vancouver on Nov. 29…Placed on Injured Reserve on Nov. 5 (upper body)…Led team with four blocked shots and added five hits on Oct. 12 vs. Phoenix…Posted a goal and an assist on Oct. 6 at Los Angeles, his former team…Named Sharks Captain on Sept. 30.

2008-2009: Had six points in his last nine games (1-5=6)...Returned from injury on April 3 and registered an assist vs. Edmonton...Amongst League defensemen, he ranked T-16th in points (10-35=45), 19th in assists (35), 8th in shots (198), T-17th in power play goals (6) and 9th in PIM (110) ...Scored his 10th goal of the season on March 19. It marked the 13th time that he has posted 10+ goals in a season, tying him with Mathieu Schneider for second-most among active NHL defensemen, behind Nicklas Lidstrom (15 times)...Missed five games (March 22 - 30) due to injury (lower body)...Had a power play goal and five shots vs. Nashville on March 19. The five shots gave him 185 shots for the season, which set a franchise record for a defenseman (surpassed by Boyle)...His three points (0-3=3) at Phoenix on March 17 moved him past Mark Howe for 20th on the all-time list of points by a defenseman...Missed two games (March 10-12) with a lower body injury...Missed two games (Jan. 17 ...20) due to injury (upper body)...Scored a power play goal on Jan. 10 at Vancouver giving him 130 power play goals for his career which surpassed Phil Housley for 4th place on the all-time list for power play goals by a defenseman...Recorded his 500th career assist on Jan. 9 at Edmonton surpassing Randy Carlyle for 22nd career assists amongst NHL defensemen...Tied his career-high for the seventh time with his six-game point streak (3-5=8) from Nov. 17 - Dec. 2...Named Seagate "Sharks Player of the Month" for November, leading the league defensemen for the month of November in points (5-11=16, next closest was Souray's 13)...Had a three-game goal streak (3-0=3 from Nov. 26-29, which tied a franchise record for longest goal streak by a defensemen (done three other times)...Tied his career-high and a Sharks franchise record with four assists (0-4=4) vs. Washington on Nov. 22...Posted three assists on Nov. 13 vs. Calgary...Scored his 128th career power play goal placing him alone in fifth on the all-time NHL list amongst defensemen on Nov. 11 vs. Nashville...Scored first goal as a Shark on Nov. 6 vs. St. Louis. The power play goal was the 127th power play goal of his career which tied him for fifth amongst defensemen in League history (Denis Potvin)...Posted an assist at Colorado, his former team, on Nov. 2...Registered two assists in his Sharks debut on Oct. 9 vs. Anaheim. His 6 shots in the second period tied a franchise individual record for shots in a period (15th time in Sharks history – since surpassed by Pavelski).

2007-08: Kings nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy (awarded to the NHL player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community)…Among all-time NHL defensemen, ended season ranked T-22nd in points (702), 14th in goals (223), 27th in assists (479), sixth in power play goals (126) and sixth in game-winning goals (39)…Led Kings with 143 blocked shots…Recorded his 700th point (goal) on March 8 vs. Montreal…Missed 11 games (Feb. 2-23).

2006-07: Returned to the Kings and recorded 12 or more goals (14) for the ninth consecutive season and 12th overall…Recorded 10 or more power play goals (11) for the sixth time…Finished second on the team with 208 shots and 127 blocked shots and was fourth with 95 hits…Served as an assistant captain…Skated in his 1,000th NHL game at Phoenix on Nov.

2005-06: Led Avs defensemen with 51 points and finished 11th among NHL defensemen in points…Reached the 50-plus point plateau for the seventh time…Tied for the team lead among defensemen with 14 goals…Led team and all NHL defensemen with 264 shots…Recorded his 200th NHL goal vs. Chicago on April 3, becoming the 17th defenseman in NHL history to reach the milestone…Notched his 600th NHL point with a power play goal at Phoenix on Nov. 16, becoming the 29th defenseman in League history to accomplish that feat…Led the NHL in takeaways (89)…Playoffs: Played in all nine postseason games and led team defensemen with three goals…Averaged a team high 28:19 of ice time per game.

2004-05: Did not play during the lockout.

2003-04: Finished tied for ninth in scoring among NHL defensemen with 46 points…Led all NHL blueliners with 242 shots…Played in his 900th NHL game at Detroit on March 27…Collected his 400th NHL assist at Minnesota on March 31…Voted a starter for the 2004 NHL All-Star Game at Minnesota, his seventh All-Star Game appearance. Playoffs: Led Colorado defensemen in playoff scoring with five points (0-5=5).

2002-03: Finished second in scoring among Avs defensemen with 45 points and was fifth in the Norris Trophy voting…Recorded his 500th point at Minnesota on Oct. 29…Played in the 2003 NHL All-Star Game at Florida…Appeared in his 800th NHL game vs. Detroit on Feb. 8…Playoffs: Led Colorado in shots (27)…2001-02: Named a NHL Second Team All-Star for the third consecutive season…Finished third among NHL defensemen in points (56), tied for fourth in goals (16) and ranked third in assists (40)…Was third on Colorado in shots (229)…Appeared in his 700th NHL game vs. Florida on Nov. 27…Played in the 2002 NHL All-Star Game at Los Angeles…Playoffs: Fourth in scoring among NHL defensemen…Ranked second on the team and third in the NHL in postseason shots (67).

2000-01: Started season in Los Angeles, but was traded to Colorado on Feb. 21…Named as an NHL Second Team All-Star and finished fourth in the Norris Trophy voting…Was tied for third in points among NHL defensemen (59 — 49 with LA, 10 with Colorado)…Tied for second in goals (19) and power play goals by a defenseman (12)…Second among NHL defensemen in shots (268)…Recorded his 400th point at the New York Rangers on Nov. 28…Recorded a career high five points (3-2=5) — including his first NHL hat trick — vs. the Rangers on Dec. 14…Played in the 2001 NHL All-Star Game at Colorado…Playoffs: Member of the Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche…Led all NHL defensemen in playoff points (19)…Recorded a playoff career best four points (1-3=4) in Game 1 of the Conference Quarterfinals vs. Vancouver on April 12…Led the NHL in hits with 93.

1999-00: Named as an NHL Second Team All-Star…Led Kings defensemen and was third among League defensemen in points (57)…Led team defensemen in goals (18), assists (39) and plus/minus (plus-10)…A finalist for the Norris Trophy for the second time…Second in the League in shots (327)… Voted as a starter for the 2000 NHL All-Star Game in Toronto…Played in his 600th NHL game vs. St. Louis on March 17…Was selected by The Sporting News as one of their “Good Guys in Sports”…Playoffs: Picked up two postseason assists in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal series at Detroit and led Kings with 19 shots in the four-game series.

1998-99: Led team defensemen in points (35), goals (12) and assists (23)…Scored his 100th NHL goal vs. Ottawa on March 15…Along with Pavel Rosa, assisted on Luc Robitaille’s 500th goal vs. Buffalo on Jan. 7…Appeared in his second NHL All-Star Game at Tampa Bay and scored a goal.

1997-98: The first King to ever win the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman (Chris Pronger and Nicklas Lidstrom were the other finalists)…Named as an NHL First Team All-Star…Led Kings defensemen in points (50)…Led NHL defensemen in goals (23)…Led team in power play goals (11) and shots (261)…Became the third King to record four assists in one period (second period vs. Calgary on Jan. 29)…Played his 400th NHL game at Tampa Bay on Oct. 26…Playoffs: Appeared in all four postseason games against St. Louis and led team with 15 shots.

1996-97: Led team defensemen in points (31)…1995-96: Suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the sixth game of the year at Washington on Oct. 20, ending his season…1994-95: Played his 300th NHL game at St. Louis on Jan. 26…Recorded his 200th NHL point (assist) at Dallas on March 6…A groin injury limited him to 24 regular season games.

1993-94: Led team defensemen in goals (20) and points (68)…Established career highs for assists (48) and points (68)…Led team in shots (304) and game-winning goals (six)…Registered the first four-assist game of his career vs. Vancouver on Dec. 28…Played in his first All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 22.

1992-93: Led Kings defensemen in points (59), power play goals (10), shots (243) and plus/minus rating (plus-18)…Recorded his 100th NHL point with an assist vs. the New York Rangers on Jan. 23…Played in his 200th NHL game vs. the New York Islanders on March 18…Playoffs: Finished tied for third among team defensemen in points (10) in 23 games…Tallied one power play goal and one shorthanded goal while leading the Kings to their first Stanley Cup Finals.

1991-92: Had five power play goals…Played in his 100th NHL game vs. Edmonton on Jan. 2…Led all club defensemen with 131 shots…Missed 23 games because of injury.

1990-91: Earned NHL All-Rookie Team honors…Scored his first regular season goal at Vancouver on Oct. 9…Led all NHL rookie defensemen in points (46)…Recorded his first career four-point game (2-2=4) at Calgary on March 16…Playoffs: Had three assists in Game 4 of a playoff series with Vancouver on April 10 (Division Semifinals).

1989-90: Joined the Kings for the final four games of the regular season, making his NHL debut vs. Winnipeg on March 27…Playoffs: Appeared in eight of the Kings 10 postseason games, scoring his first NHL postseason goal at Calgary on April 12…College: Over his three-year career at Bowling Green State University, posted 104 points (39-65=104) in 131 games…A Hobey Baker Award finalist and an NCAA West First Team All-American in 1990…CCHA First All-Star Team in 1990…NCAA West First Team All-American in 1990…CCHA Second Team All-Star in 1989.

LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Bowling Green State, NCAA…CCHA Second Team All-Star in 1989…CCHA First All-Star Team in 1990…NCAA West First Team All-American in 1990.

TRANSACTIONS: The Kings’ fourth-round choice (70th overall) in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft...Traded by the Kings to Colorado along with Steven Reinprecht in exchange for Adam Deadmarsh, Aaron Miller, a player to be named later (Jared Aulin), Colorado’s first-round pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft (David Steckel) and Colorado’s first-round pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft (Brian Boyle) on February 21, 2001...Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 1, 2006. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 3, 2008.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY: Last represented Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games (6 GP, 0-1=1)…Also was named to Canada’s World Cup of Hockey squad in 2004 but did not play because of injury…Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games (6 GP, 1-2=3)…Tied for second on his club in scoring at the 1999 World Championships (10 GP, 2-5=7)…Also played for Canada at the 1998 World Championships (5 GP, 1-0=1) and the 1998 Winter Olympic Games where he was named Best Defenseman (6 GP, 1-1=2)…Won a gold medal and was named Best Defenseman of the tournament at the 1997 World Championships (11 GP, 2-2=4)…Won a silver medal with Canada at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey (4 GP, 0-1=1)…Won a gold medal at the 1994 World Championships (8 GP, 0-2=2)…First played for his native Canada at the 1991 World Championships (2 GP, 0-2=2).

PERSONAL: Lives in Port Dover, Ontario, with his wife Brandy and children Jack and Brooke during the summer…favorite movie is Endless Summer…favorite actor is Jimmy Cann…favorite recording artist is Jack Johnson…favorite NHL city other than LA is Toronto…favorite book is Monster…favorite hockey moment is winning the 2001 Stanley Cup…favorite professional athlete is Laird Hamilton…favorite road arena is the Air Canada Centre in Toronto…favorite website is…favorite TV show is Entourage…favorite food is steak…favorite type of car is a 1969 Camaro…favorite magazine is Long Boarder…typical pre-game meal is at Macaroni Grill…favorite cereal is Cheerios…supports Norfolk Pros charity.