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René Robert

Born:December 31, 1948Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Trois-Rivières, QCPosition:C
Known For:French ConnectionShoots:Right
National Team:Canada

René Paul Robert (December 31, 1948 – June 22, 2021) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played 12 seasons in the NHL between 1970 and 1982. He played most of his career with the Buffalo Sabres as a member of the legendary French Connection line. Robert was selected to two National Hockey League All-Star Games (1972–73, 1974–75) and was selected as the Second NHL All-Star Team right wing in 1974–75.

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BOSTON, MA. – 1970’s: Rene Robert #14 of the Buffalo Sabres waits for face off action against the Boston Bruins at the Boston Garden. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

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  • Captain of the Colorado Rockies (1980-1981)
  • Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame (1990)
  • 2x NHL All-Star Game (1973, 1975)
  • NHL Second All-Star Team (1975)
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