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Stephane Robidas | Defenseman

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/3/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 196
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Stephane Robidas said he's about 95 percent recovered from a broken leg he suffered in April.
He's expected to be paired with Morgan Rielly or Jake Gardiner in 2014-15 to add a veteran presence. "Leadership, compete, character, (Robidas) has all the things we're looking for," GM Dave Nonis said. "People that I know, that Brendan knows, all speak very highly of him. He won't be terribly vocal, but in terms of leading by example, he's a guy we targeted right away." He also gives the Leafs another right-handed shot on the back end. Jul 2 - 10:22 AM
Source: Toronto Sun

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Stephane Robidas to a three-year/$9 million contract.

There were plenty of teams interested in the 37-year-old defenseman but he chose the Maple Leafs. He broke his leg twice last season but he should be 100 percent by training camp if he is not so already. Robidas is a solid defenseman who can score a bit but his veteran presence will help on the ice and in the dressing room.
Jul 1 - 1:46 PM

The agent for UFA defenseman Stephane Robidas claims his client is fielding offers from a numbers of teams interested in acquiring his services.

Robidas is reportedly seeking a 2-3 year contract and has been contacted by as many as eight different clubs. The blueliner is believed to have fully recovered from the broken leg that ended his season in April and has assured teams he'll be at 100 percent by the start of training camp.
Jun 30 - 7:21 PM

Stephane Robidas, whose season ended due to a broken right leg, is interested in extending his career.

Robidas was limited to 38 games in 2013-14. The 37-year-old defenseman is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and Ducks GM Bob Murray didn't seem willing to confirm or deny his team's interest. "He liked it here," Murray said. "Most guys when they come here, they like it here and you can't blame them. It's a good organization. We have great ownership. I'm sure he likes it here, but it's a process over the next couple of weeks regarding the direction we're going. I thought he was getting better every game before the injury. I feel real bad for him because he's a warrior and a character guy, so he’d definitely a consideration. We’re evaluating everything. "
May 19 - 6:47 PM

Stephane Robidas suffered a broken right leg during Monday's game against Dallas.

Robidas will miss the rest of the playoffs as a result. This is a very unfortunate setback for everyone involved. Robidas logged a little over 20 minutes for the Ducks in Games 1 and 2 of their first round series against Dallas, which highlights how much Anaheim has come to rely on him since he was acquired from the Stars in March. At the age of 37, it's also possible that this is bringing an end to Robidas' last postseason run.
Apr 22 - 9:21 AM

Stephane Robidas will face his former squad, the Dallas Stars, in the first round.

Anaheim acquired Robidas from the Stars on March 4. Given his familiarity with Anaheim's opposition, he's been helping out his teammates ahead of Game 1. "Obviously he asked me a few questions," Robidas said. "A little bit about what I know about them. Obviously it's part of the game." On the ice, Robidas is serving as a reliable top-four defenseman for the Ducks.
Apr 15 - 9:26 AM

Stephane Robidas, 37, is turning out to be a major addition for the Anaheim Ducks.

Robidas is filling the need for another right-handed shot on the blueline who can also add a little bit of meanness. His most notable contribution came Monday when his first goal as a Duck was the overtime winner in a 5-4 triumph over Winnipeg. It hasn’t been only the timely score. Robidas is logging 20-plus minutes and has shown that he can get the puck quickly out of his own zone while also working his way onto the Ducks’ second power-play unit. "My legs feel good. I feel like I’m 25 again," Robidas said with a laugh. "Don’t expect that every game." But he added, "I feel like I can do it. I was never that rushing defenseman like (Cam) Fowler or anything like that. But if I can jump in the play or do something, I’ll do it. I feel comfortable doing it." Robidas has particularly come in handy as Fowler, the Ducks’ top defenseman this season, remains out because of a sprained knee ligament.
Apr 5 - 9:34 AM

Stephane Robidas scored 16 seconds into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks staged the biggest comeback in team history by rallying from four goals down to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 at Honda Center Monday night.

It was Robidas' first goal as an Anaheim Duck. He also has three assists for the Ducks in seven games. Ryan Getzlaf had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Corey Perry, Nick Bonino and rookie defenseman Hampus Lindholm also scored for the Ducks. Patrick Maroon assisted two goals in the victory.
Apr 1 - 2:47 AM

Stephane Robidas picked up his first point as an Anaheim Duck on Sunday.

Robidas assisted in his third game wearing an Anaheim uniform after a long career with Dallas. The Ducks acquired him at the trade deadline but needed two weeks to put the defenseman in the lineup as he was recovering from a broken leg. Robidas' best years are behind him but he adds a veteran presence to the blueline and he can certainly chip in with the occasional point.
Mar 24 - 4:46 AM

Stephane Robidas (leg) will play in his first game with the Ducks on Tuesday.

Robidas was acquired from Dallas on March 4, but he hadn't completely recovered from his injury prior to the trade. In addition to being his Ducks debut, this will also be Robidas' first contest since Nov. 29.
Mar 18 - 4:00 PM

Veteran NHL defenseman Stephane Robidas took the pregame warmup with the Ducks Saturday night but did not play in their 2-1 victory over their cross-town rivals, the Los Angeles Kings.

Acquired March 4 from Dallas, Robidas is nearly recovered from a broken leg.
Mar 16 - 9:28 AM

Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau said that he'd prefer to give Stephane Robidas his debut with the team on March 18.

While Robidas isn't a high-scorer (five points in 24 games played this season), he's useful in the gritty categories. The defenseman has 12 PIM, 35 SOG, 62 hits and 34 blocked shots in 24 GP. He's shown that he can do a lot of different things, so he could be interesting if the Ducks use him significantly.
Mar 9 - 4:11 PM

Stephane Robidas will miss Dallas, but he's looking forward to playing for a team of Anaheim's caliber.

"Having a chance to join a team of the quality that Anaheim has, I'm very, very excited," Robidas said. "I talked to their GM, and we're going for a Stanley Cup. That’s what I've been waiting for, for a long time. I think it's a great opportunity for me, and I'm very excited for the chance the Ducks are giving me." This might be his last good chance to win it all. Robidas is 37 years old and has 44 games worth of playoff experience. He's currently recovering from a leg injury.
Mar 5 - 9:00 AM

Stephane Robidas (leg) has been dealt by the Dallas Stars to the Anaheim Ducks.

Anaheim is giving up the fourth round pick they just acquired from the Washington Capitals in the Dustin Penner trade. In other words, Anaheim has essentially swapped Penner for Robidas. The 37-year-old blueliner has been limited to 24 games this season due to a leg injury, but once he's healthy he will provide the Ducks with a capable top-four defenseman.
Mar 4 - 2:20 PM

Stephane Robidas may return in mid-March from a broken leg and his name is coming up in trade rumors.

"A lot of teams covet [Robidas]," an NHL exec told CSNNE.com on Monday. "He's a veteran right-hander that competes like a bastard. He'd be a perfect fit for the Bruins." Boston has been searching for a defenseman to help absorb some of the minutes lost by a season-ending injury to Dennis Seidenberg and Robidas could do the trick.
Mar 4 - 7:58 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Tyler Bozak
2Nazem Kadri
3Petri Kontiola
4Mike Santorelli
5Peter Holland
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Matt Frattin
3David Booth
4Frazer McLaren
5Daniel Winnik
6Jerred Smithson
RW1Phil Kessel
2Joffrey Lupul
3David Clarkson
4Leo Komarov
5Colton Orr
6Troy Bodie
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Jake Gardiner
3Cody Franson
4Morgan Rielly
5Stephane Robidas
6Roman Polak
7Petter Granberg
G1Jonathan Bernier
2James Reimer