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Rob Blake | Defenseman

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (47) / 12/10/1969
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Drafted: 1988 / Rd. 4 (70) / LA
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It wouldn't be surprising to see the Los Angeles Kings take a forward with the 11th overall pick.
"I don’t think it’s any secret we’re looking for offense," Kings GM Rob Blake said. "With the 11th pick, you’re going to get a quality player. I don’t think anything really changes (in the Kings’ approach). We’re excited for the opportunity to have a higher pick than we have had in the past." Two forwards specifically that the Kings might end up with are Michael Rasmussen and Owen Tippett, assuming of course that they don't trade up or down in the draft. The Kings will also likely take some goaltending help at some point in the draft as they could use more organizational depth in that regard. Jun 23 - 4:23 AM

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It looks like Kings assistant GM Mike Futa will not be the Buffalo Sabres' new general manager.

For now it seems that Penguins assistant GM Jason Botterill might be the front runner for the position. Futa was recently promoted to the role of assistant general manager with Los Angeles, but has spent 11 seasons with Los Angeles and was previously a vice president of hockey operations and their director of player personnel.
May 5 - 5:38 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have been granted permission to interview to Los Angeles Kings assistant GM Mike Futa about their vacant general manager position.

Futa was only recently promoted to the role of assistant general manager. His previous role with the Kings was as a vice president of hockey operations and their director of player personnel. He's spent 11 campaigns within the Los Angeles organization.
Apr 28 - 1:56 PM

New Kings general manager Rob Blake will be looking to hire a head coach with past NHL experience.

"I think the position where our team is, I think a person with previous experience at the helm is an importance," Blake said. "Now, that being said, if we look elsewhere and there’s a guy who comes in and totally blows you away in an interview, yeah, you would look at him. I just think, based on where we are with our core and everything, a person with past NHL experience can help guide this team." There are certainly coaches with a ton of experience on the market, including Lindy Ruff and Michel Therrien. There might be other head coaches that get fired following the playoffs.
Apr 12 - 9:59 AM

Rob Blake has been named the vice president and general manager of the Los Angeles Kings.

The Kings made sweeping changes to their front office on Monday night, as they fired head coach Darryl Sutter and GM Dean Lombardi. Blake becomes the ninth general manager in Kings history. He'd been serving as the team's vice president, assistant GM and GM of AHL Ontario. "This restructuring of the front-office will establish a single leader of the organization that will provide a unified vision, focus and alignment between the team side and the business side," said president and CEO of AEG (LA Kings parent company) Dan Beckerman. "It mirrors the same structure we recently implemented with the LA Galaxy and it will not only enable the integration of these two sides of the club into a single organization but will bring symmetry between the Kings and Galaxy."
Apr 10 - 9:02 PM

Rob Blake will have his number 4 retired by the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

The Kings made a great pick in the fourth round of the 1988 Draft when they selected the future hall-of-famer. Blake had 240 goals and 777 points in 1,270 games during his career with the Kings, the Avs and the Sharks. Congratulations to Rob on the honor as his number will join Luc Robitaille, Wayne Gretzky, Dave Taylor, Marcel Dionne and Rogie Vachon in the Staples Center rafters.
Source: LAKings.com
Sat, Jan 17, 2015 08:16:00 AM

The Los Angeles Kings will honor Rob Blake Saturday, January 17th by retiring his No. 4 jersey.

The ceremony will take place prior to a game against the Anaheim Ducks. He will join Luc Robitaille, Wayne Gretzky, Dave Taylor, Marcel Dionne and Rogie Vachon in the STAPLES Center rafters. Blake will also be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 03:42:00 PM

Rob Blake will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Blake was a tremendous offensive defenseman that stayed effective until his retirement following the 2009-10 campaign. He had 240 goals and 777 points in 1,270 games with the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, and San Jose Sharks. After losing in the 1993 Stanley Cup Final, he won the championship with Colorado in 2001. He also claimed the Norris Trophy in 1998.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 03:24:00 PM

Los Angeles Kings hire Rob Blake as new assistant general manager.

Blake replaced Ron Hextall, who left to take a similar position with the Flyers. Blake spent 14 seasons with the Kings and won the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman in 1997-98. Blake had been working in the NHL's department of player safety under Brendan Shanahan.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 12:49:00 PM

The National Hockey League has hired retired defenseman Rob Blake to work in their front office.

Blake will work with Colin Campbell, the NHL's senior executive vice-president of league operations. "Rob Blake wasn't just one of the greatest defencemen ever to play in the NHL, he was one of the game's most thoughtful players," Campbell said. "We are fortunate to be able to add someone with his long list of on-ice accomplishments and varied talents to the league's hockey operations department. We plan to rely heavily upon his two decades of playing experience - particularly his unique understanding of the game as it is being played today." Congratulations to Mr. Blake on his new position.
Thu, Jan 27, 2011 01:37:00 PM

Rob Blake has officially retired from the NHL.

Blake will be remembered as one of the greatest offensive defenseman of his generation. He scored 240 goals and 777 points in 1,270 games with the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, and San Jose Sharks. He won the Norris Trophy in 1998 and the Stanley Cup with Colorado in 2001.
Source: TSN.ca
Fri, Jun 18, 2010 02:53:00 PM

Rob Blake is slated to announce his retirement at a news conference on Friday.

The Sharks will face two intriguing off-season questions when Blake hangs up his skates. Who will end up succeeding him as captain and who will help soak up his minutes on the back end?
Tue, Jun 15, 2010 07:10:00 AM

Rob Blake is expected to announce his retirement as early as next week.

Blake has appeared in 1,270 career NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks, totaling 240 goals and 777 points. We wish him the best.
Source: TSN.ca
Wed, Jun 9, 2010 06:38:00 PM

Rob Blake is leaning towards retirement.

The 40-year-old rearguard will take some time before making his final decision but it appears that the 20 year veteran has played his last game in the NHL. He scored 240 goals and had 777 points in 1240 career games for Los Angeles, Colorado and San Jose. He won the Norris Trophy in the 1997-98 season. He has a shot at the Hockey of Fame as he was an outstanding defenseman throughout his career. Stay tuned.
Thu, May 27, 2010 10:17:00 AM

The future of Rob Blake will be a question mark this off-season.

The 40-year-old blueliner may have played his final year in the NHL. He will likely take some time to think about his decision. His San Jose Sharks were just eliminated from the postseason, in the Western Conference finals, by Chicago this past Sunday. We'll keep you posted.
Tue, May 25, 2010 08:21:00 AM

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