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Rob Blake – By The Numbers

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

On Saturday night, Rob Blake’s popular No. 4 jersey will be retired by the Kings at STAPLES Center in a special pregame ceremony.

No. 4 will join No. 20 (Luc Robitaille); No. 99 (Wayne Gretzky); No. 18 (Dave Taylor); No. 16 (Marcel Dionne); and No. 30 (Rogie Vachon) in the arena rafters.

Blake wore No. 4 throughout his entire NHL career, which spanned 20 seasons including 14 with Los Angeles. 

Below is a comprehensive look at Blake’s playing career…BY THE NUMBERS.


KINGS REGULAR SEASON ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 1st all-time among defensemen in games played (805), 4th overall
  • 1st all-time among defensemen in goals (161), 13th overall
  • 1st all-time among defensemen in assists (333), 8th overall
  • 1st all-time among defensemen in points (494), 8th overall
  • 1st all-time among defensemen in power play goals (92), 5th overall
  • 1st all-time among defensemen in game-winning goals (29), 4th overall
  • 1st all-time among defensemen in shots (2,468), 3rd overall
  • 3rd all-time among defensemen in penalty minutes (1,231), 4th overall
  • Led all defensemen in scoring six times (1992-93, 1993-94, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 and 1999-00)
  • Recorded 12 power-play goals in 1999-00, the most-ever scored in one season by a defenseman
  • Recorded six game-winning goals in 1993-94, the most-ever scored in one season by a defenseman
  • Attempted 327 shots on goal in 1999-00, the most-ever attempted in one season by a defenseman
  • His 23 goals in 1997-98 rank 2nd all-time among defensemen
  • His 68 points (20-48=68) in 1993-94 rank 3rd all-time among defensemen
  • Scored a career-high five points (3-2=5) and notched his only career hat trick vs. the New York Rangers on December 14, 2000
  • Served as the Kings captain from 1996-01 and again from 2007-08 (six seasons)
  • Two-time winner of the Kings Most Valuable Player “Bill Libby Memorial Award” (1997-98 and 1999-00)
  • Six-time winner of the Kings Outstanding Defenseman Award (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1997-98 and 1999-00)
  • Winner of the Most Popular Player Award (1997-98)
  • Winner of the Most Inspirational “Ace Bailey Memorial Award” (1997-98)
  • Three-time winner of the Kings Community Service Award (1995-96, 1998-99 and 1900-00)
  • Named to NHL All-Rookie Team in 1991
  • Norris Trophy Winner in 1998
  • Named to NHL First All-Star Team in 1998
  • Named to NHL Second All-Star Team in 2000 and 2001 (2002 with Colorado)
  • Four-time NHL All-Star with the Kings (seven total)


KINGS PLAYOFFS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 6th all-time in games played among defensemen (57)
  • 4th all-time among defensemen in goals (8)
  • T-4th all-time among defensemen in assists (16)
  • 4th all-time among defensemen in points (24)
  • 3rd all-time among defensemen in penalty minutes (98)
  • T-3rd all-time among defensemen in power play goals (3)
  • One of only two Kings defensemen to score a short-handed goal
  • Member of the 1993 Kings team that reached the Stanley Cup Final

ADDITIONAL NHL REGULAR SEASON ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 21st all-time among defensemen in games played (1,270)
  • 11th all-time among defensemen in goals (240)
  • 24th all-time among defensemen in assists (537)
  • 19th all-time among defensemen in points (777)
  • 3rd all-time among defensemen in power play goals (136)
  • 6th all-time among defensemen in game-winning goals (41)
  • 4th all-time among defensemen in shots (3,896)

ADDITIONAL NHL PLAYOFF ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Stanley Cup Champion with Colorado in 2001
  • T-13th all-time among defensemen in goals (26)
  • 25th all-time among defensemen in points (73)

INTERNATIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Represented Canada at three Winter Olympic Games: 1998 (named top defenseman of tournament), 2002 (gold medal) and 2006
  • Represented Canada at the World Championships five times: 1991 (silver medal), 1994 (gold medal), 1997 (gold medal, named best defensemen of tournament), 1998 and 1999
  • Represented Canada at the World Cup of Hockey in 1996 and 2004 (DNP due to injury)

Rankings as of start of 2014-15 season

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