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Rob Blake played in the NCAA D1 hockey at Bowling Green State University. The Los Angeles Kings selected Rob 70th overall in the 1988 NHL entry draft. Blake became a full-time NHL player during the 89-90 season, joining the L.A. team with Wayne Gretzky. In 1990-91, he had 12 goals and 46 points and the blueliner was awarded to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team. In his 3rd season, Blake was a key part in helping the Kings to the Stanley Cup Final, although they were defeated by the Montreal Canadiens. The following season, Rob saw a career best 48 assists and 68 points. In 1995-96, saw Wayne Gretzky traded to the St. Louis Blues, and Blake was named captain becoming to 11th Captain in franchise history. Blake served as captain for 4 seasons and in 1997-98 was awarded the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenceman. During his 11 season with the Kings Rob was traded to the Colorado Avalanche. In his first season with the Avalanche Blake helped lead the team to the Stanley Cup championship defeating the New Jersey Devils in seven games. During the summer of 2006, after 4 seasons with the Avalanche Rob re-joined the Los Angeles Kings as a free agent and once again named captain. In summer of 08, Blake signed as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks. Aside from his NHL illustrious career, Rob also played a significant role with Canadas National program. He was a member of Team Canada in three consecutive Winter Olympics, winning Olympic gold in 2002 and earning top defenceman honours in 1998. He represented Canada at the World Championship five times, winning gold in 1994 and 1997, and silver in 1991. He also added a silver medal at the World Cup tournament of 1996. Rob Blake became the eleventh member of the prestigious Triple Gold Club. Through 19 NHL seasons, Blake played 1,270 games, scoring 240 goals and 537 assists for 777 points. Rob was inducted became a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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