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Rob Blake

Rob Blake  #4

Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: December 10, 1969
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Simcoe, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: LAK / 1988 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 4th   (70th overall)
AwardsSeasons
James Norris Memorial Trophy 1997-1998
CCHA Second All-Star Team (1989) CCHA First All-Star Team (1990) NCAA West First All-American Team (1990) NHL All-Rookie Team (1991) WC-A All-Star Team (1997) Named Best Defenseman at WC-A (1997) Named Best Defenseman at Olympic Games (1998) NHL First All-Star Team (1998) James Norris Memorial Trophy (1998) NHL Second All-Star Team (2000, 2001, 2002) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) Missed majority of 1995-96 due to knee injury vs. Washington, October 20, 1995. Traded to Colorado by Los Angeles with Steve Reinprecht for Adam Deadmarsh, Aaron Miller, a player to be named later (Jared Aulin, March 22, 2001) and Colorado's 1st round choices in 2001 (Dave Steckel) and 2003 (Brian Boyle) Entry Drafts, 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. Officially announced his retirement, June 18, 2010.
Quote of the Day

I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season