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Nathan Robinson
Nathan Robinson
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Robinson played for the Espoo Blues
Born (1981-12-31) December 31, 1981 (age 38)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Oberliga team
Former teams
Saale Bulls Halle
Detroit Red Wings
Boston Bruins
Adler Mannheim
Eisbären Berlin
Espoo Blues
Vienna Capitals
Kölner Haie
Nottingham Panthers
Belfast Giants
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2002–present

Nathan Robinson (born December 31, 1981) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing with the Saale Bulls Halle in the Oberliga German ice hockey league. He has previously played for the Nottingham Panthers. He has previously played in the National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings and the Boston Bruins.

Playing career

Robinson played major junior hockey with the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League, where he won the OHL scoring title in the 2001-02 season. He was passed over in the NHL Entry Draft but signed with the Detroit Red Wings as a free agent on October 15, 2002. He made his NHL debut with the Red Wings during the 2003-04 NHL season, playing five games in all, going scoreless. After three years within the Red Wings organization on August 15, 2005, he signed with the Boston Bruins and over the course of the 2005-06 season played two more games in the NHL but again went pointless receiving very little playing time to prove his potential.

In 2006, he left for Europe signing with Adler Mannheim in Germany and then moved to Eisbären Berlin the next season becoming an elite player in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Prior to the 2009-10 season he signed a two-year contract to return with Adler Mannheim.[1] In his first season in his return to Mannheim, Robinson helped the Eagles become DEL Champions, marking his third successive DEL Championship.

During the 2010-11 season, in his final year of his deal with Mannheim, Robinson struggled to maintain his previous form and was subsequently released to join eventual silver medalists Espoo Blues of the Finnish SM-liiga, for the remainder of the season finishing on January 27, 2011.[2] In September 2011, he signed a contract with the Vienna Capitals of the Austrian Hockey League.

On September 5, 2012, he signed a one-year contract as a free agent in Germany with the Kölner Haie of the DEL.

On July 28, 2014, Robinson was announced as signing a short term deal with the Nottingham Panthers of the UK's EIHL who, for the first time in their history, are to compete in the Champions Hockey League in 2014/15. He had to leave the club in November 2014 as his work permit expired.[3] Robinson then signed with the Belfast Giants of the EIHL.[4]

Following the 2014-15 season, Robinson signed with HC Slavia Praha of the 1st Czech Republic Hockey League, a second level ice hockey league in the Czech Republic. For the 2016-17 season, Robinson signed with Shakhtyor Soligorsk of the Belarusian Extraliga, and later signed with EHC Bayreuth in the DEL2. Despite originally signing with HC 07 Detva in the Slovak Extraliga,[5] Robinson switched to the Saale Bulls Halle in the German league Oberliga for the 2017-18 season after playing 4 games.[6][7]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996-97 Kingston Voyageurs OPJHL 49 21 30 51 34 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Belleville Bulls OHL 50 11 8 19 23 21 4 4 8 14
1999-00 Belleville Bulls OHL 61 19 18 37 45 15 3 4 7 10
2000-01 Belleville Bulls OHL 66 32 37 69 57 10 6 10 16 7
2001-02 Belleville Bulls OHL 67 47 63 110 74 11 8 6 14 10
2002-03 Toledo Storm ECHL 9 5 9 14 29 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 53 3 14 17 24 8 0 3 3 0
2003-04 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 69 24 26 50 41 3 0 0 0 2
2003-04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 50 8 16 24 10 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 19 6 14 20 18 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Providence Bruins AHL 70 29 31 60 55 6 4 5 9 2
2005-06 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Adler Mannheim DEL 50 15 29 44 34 11 4 7 11 26
2007-08 Eisbären Berlin DEL 56 14 40 54 62 13 4 11 15 29
2008-09 Eisbären Berlin DEL 48 14 37 51 92 12 5 7 12 24
2009-10 Adler Mannheim DEL 54 10 32 42 50 2 0 1 1 0
2010-11 Adler Mannheim DEL 32 6 6 12 28 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Blues SM-l 14 4 5 9 2 5 1 2 3 8
2011-12 Vienna Capitals EBEL 41 5 19 24 42 7 1 4 5 11
2012-13 Kölner Haie DEL 52 10 22 32 62 12 5 4 9 6
2013-14 Kölner Haie DEL 39 4 13 17 32 -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 13 3 11 14 11 -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Belfast Giants EIHL 10 3 3 6 4 4 3 3 6 10
2015-16 HC Slavia Praha Czech2 51 16 30 46 56 8 1 5 6 10
2016-17 HC Shakhtyor Soligorsk Belarusian 17 6 9 15 21 -- -- -- -- --
2016-17 EHC Bayreuth DEL2 12 5 6 11 2 7 0 2 2 6
2017-18 HC 07 Detva Slovak Extraliga 4 0 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 7 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --

See also

References

  1. ^ "Robinson to Mannheim". eishockeynews.de (in German). 2009-04-16. Archived from the original on 2009-04-19. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Nathan Robinson to strengthen Blues attack". Espoo Blues. 2011-01-27. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Nathan Robinson: Nottingham Panthers forward leaves club". bbc.com. November 12, 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ McKinley, Stuart (February 10, 2015). "Belfast Giants snap up ice hockey hotshot Nathan Robinson". belfasttelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Na?e mu?stvo posilní Nathan Robinson!". hc07detva.net (in Slovak). September 27, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Dlho sa neohrial. Nathan Robinson u?iel z Detvy do Nemecka". huste.joj.sk (in Slovak). October 10, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Von Christian, Elsaeßer (November 16, 2017). "Der etwas andere Eishockey-Profi Wie Nathan Robinson in Halle landete" (in German). Mitteldeutsche Zeitung. Retrieved 2018.

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