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Aug. 12: Capitals Re-sign Forward Louis Robitaille

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Capitals Re-sign Forward Louis Robitaille

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 12, 2005 – The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Louis Robitaille, who spent last season with the AHL’s Portland Pirates, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Robitaille, 23, was signed by the Capitals as a free agent Oct. 28, 2003. The 6' 1", 204-pound native of Montreal recorded two goals, three assists (five points) and 186 penalty minutes in 59 games with Portland in 2004-05.

In two AHL seasons Robitaille has totaled three goals, eight assists (11 points) and 289 penalty minutes in 117 games. A defenseman by trade, Robitaille was moved to a wing position midway through 2004-05. The local fans voted him Portland’s Most Popular Player last year.

Prior to beginning his pro career in 2003-04, Robitaille spent four seasons playing for his hometown junior team, the Montreal Rocket of the QMJHL. 

Louis Robitaille

Position: Forward

Birthday: March 16, 1982 (Montreal, Que.)

Height: 6-1         Weight: 204         Shoots: Left

Acquired: Signed as a free agent, Oct. 28, 2003.

 

Career Statistics:

                                                                                 Regular Season                                             Playoffs

Year        Team                        League          GP      G       A     Pts      PIM          GP      G       A     Pts   PIM

1999-00    Montreal                    QMJHL           71       3      21      24       266             5       1       1       2      18

2000-01    Montreal                    QMJHL           69       2      10      12       269              -        -        -        -        -                 

2001-02    Montreal                    QMJHL           71       3      28      31       294             7       3       0       3      41     

2002-03    Montreal                    QMJHL           60       7      23      30       191             7       0      10      10      12

2003-04    Quad Cities                UHL                 2       0       1       1         10              -        -        -        -        -

               Portland                    AHL               58       1       5       6       103             5       1       0       1      17

2004-05    Portland                    AHL               59       2       3       5       186              -        -        -        -        -

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