MONTREAL - Words don't quite do Larry Robinson's brilliant career justice. Here are a few numbers that could do the trick.
Population of Marvelville, ON, where Robinson grew up up just outside of Ottawa.
Number of times Robinson led all Canadiens defensemen in points.
Number of postseason points put up by Robinson during the 1978 playoffs to tie Guy Lafleur for the league lead, as Robinson became the third defenseman to ever win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
Club-record plus-minus differential posted by Robinson in 1976-77.
Team record number of playoff games played by Robinson with the Canadiens.
Number of times Robinson missed the playoffs over the course of his 20-year NHL career, including 17 seasons with the Canadiens. His 20-straight postseason appearances remain an NHL record.
Number of points racked up by Robinson in 1976-77 to set a Canadiens club record for a defenseman, which still stands today.
Number of regular season games played by Robinson with the Canadiens, second on the team’s all-time list behind Henri Richard (1,256).