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Rob Blake | Defenseman

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (46) / 12/10/1969
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Drafted: 1988 / Rd. 4 (70) / LA
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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. Sat, Jan 17, 2015 08:16:00 AM

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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.
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.
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

The San Jose Sharks have to pick up their play according to defenseman Rob Blake.

There is nothing wrong with the game plan according to Blake, just performance. "We've gotten to a point because of the style we played," Blake said. "I don't think we've played upwards of the caliber we played in the first two rounds, and we need to get to that level."
Fri, May 21, 2010 08:02:00 AM

Rob Blake will likely receive a rude reception from the crowd in Colorado in Game Three on Sunday night.

The former Avalanche defenseman delivered a vicious hit to TJ Galiardi in Friday's 6-5 overtime victory in Game Two and he was responsible for the hit that gave Peter Mueller a concussion back on April 4th. Expect the Colorado faithful to greet Blake with a chorus of boos every time he touches the puck.
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 07:38:00 AM

Rob Blake is expected to play against the Stars on Wednesday.

He skipped Sunday's 4-2 win over Colorado with a "maintenance day", but skated on Tuesday. It is unclear why he missed the game, but it might have something to do with him getting hit in the knee with the puck last Thursday.
Wed, Mar 31, 2010 12:10:00 PM

Rob Blake practiced with the Sharks one day after getting hit in the knee with the puck.

Whew! That was the Sharks brass finally taking a breath after learning Blake was okay. He should be in the San Jose lineup on Saturday when the Sharks host Vancouver.
Sat, Mar 27, 2010 09:32:00 AM

Rob Blake left Thursday's game early in the third period for precautionary reasons.

Blake was hit in the inside of his right knee by a Dany Heatley shot. He has a bruise as a result, but he's otherwise fine and isn't expected to miss anymore playing time over the incident.
Fri, Mar 26, 2010 05:33:00 PM

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