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Rob Blake

Born:December 10, 1969Draft:1988 Kings 70th Overall
Hometown:Simcoe, OntarioPosition:D
Known For:Hall of FameShoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Los Angeles Kings (GM)

Robert Bowlby Blake (born December 10, 1969) is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player. He is the current general manager of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally drafted by the Kings in 1988, appearing in the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals, winning the James Norris Memorial Trophy and serving as team captain for five seasons in his initial 11-season stint with the club. In 2001, Blake was traded to the Colorado Avalanche and was a member of their 2001 Stanley Cup championship team. It was his only Stanley Cup as a player, though he won the Cup again as a member of the Kings’ front office in 2014. After a two-season return to Los Angeles, Blake signed with the San Jose Sharks in 2008, retiring as its captain after the 2009–10 season. Four years later, in 2014, Blake was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Internationally, Blake played for Canada in three consecutive Winter Olympics in 1998, 2002 and 2006, winning gold in 2002 and becoming the 11th member of the Triple Gold Club.

Years as an NHL player: 1989-2010
Years as an NHL executive: 2013-present

Rob Blake Colorado Avalanche
Rob Blake, Colorado Avalanche, Oct. 13 2001 (Jeff Vinnick/Allsport)

Rob Blake Statistics

Deeper Dive

Front Office History

  • World Championship Team Canada (Assistant General Manager) 2011
  • NHL Los Angeles Kings (VP of Hockey Operations) 2013-present
  • AHL Manchester Monarchs (General Manager) 2013-2015
  • AHL Ontario Reign (General Manager) 2015-2017
  • NHL Los Angeles Kings (Assistant General Manager) 2013-2017
  • World Cup Team Canada (Assistant General Manager) 2016
  • NHL Los Angeles Kings (General Manager) 2017-present

Achievements

  • All-CCHA Second Team — 1989
  • All-CCHA First Team — 1990
  • CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman — 1990
  • CCHA All-Tournament Team — 1990
  • ACHA West First Team All-America — 1991
  • IIHF World Championships Silver Medal — 1991
  • IIHF World Championships Gold Medal — 1994, 1997
  • World Cup of Hockey Silver Medal — 1996
  • Olympic Gold Medal — 2002
  • Selected to Seven NHL All-Star Games — 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • NHL First Team All-Star — 1991, 1998
  • NHL Second Team All-Star — 2000, 2001, 2002
  • James Norris Memorial Trophy — 1998
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 2001

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