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Bulletin: Senators sign Robitaille to a one-year contract

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators today announced they have signed Ottawa native Randy Robitaille to a one-year contract. Released from his Russian team, the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv, Robitaille must first clear waivers by noon tomorrow (Oct. 17) before being able to see game action with the Senators.

In 14 games with the Lokomotiv this season, Robitaille has recorded three goals and six assists for nine points.

In 10 NHL seasons, the 32-year-old centre has collected 227 points (74 goals, 153 assists) and 183 penalty minutes in 463 career with the Boston Bruins, Nashville Predators, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Atlanta Thrashers and Philadelphia Flyers. He also has four points (one goal, three assists) and eight penalty minutes in 11 post-season games.

Undrafted, Robitaille was signed as a free agent by the Bruins and played in his first NHL game against the Islanders on March 27, 1997. He would set career highs of 12 goals, 28 assists and 40 points in 67 games for the Wild in 2005-06.

In his collegiate career, Robitaille registered 41 goals and 65 assists  for 106 points and 70 penalty minutes in 75 career games for Miami-Ohio University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) from 1995-96 to 1996-97. Following the 1996-97 season, he was named to the CCHA first all-star team and was also a finalist for the Hobey Baker award as the top college player in the country.

In 1998-99, Robitaille recorded 28 goals and 74 assists for 102 points in 74 games with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League. He finished second in overall points – he lead the league with 74 assists – and won the Les Cunningham award as the AHL’s most valuable player.

RANDY ROBITAILLE, Centre, shoots left, 5’11”, 200 lbs.
Born: Oct. 12, 1975 (Ottawa)
Transactions: Signed as a free agent by Boston, March 27, 1997. Traded to Atlanta by Boston for Peter Ferraro, June 25, 1999. Traded to Nashville by Atlanta for Denny Lambert, Aug. 16, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 6, 2001. Claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh from Los Angeles, Jan. 4, 2002. Traded to NY Islanders by Pittsburgh for Philadelphia’s fifth-round choice (previously acquired, Pittsburgh selected Evgeni Isakov) in 2003 entry draft, March 9, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, Aug. 12, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Zurich (Swiss), April 26, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, Aug. 19, 2005. Claimed on waivers by Minnesota from Nashville, Oct. 4, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 4, 2006. Traded to N.Y. Islanders by Philadelphia with Philadelphia’s fifth-round choice in 2008 entry draft for Mike York, Dec. 20, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, Oct. 16, 2007.

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