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LARRY ROBINSON (1972-1989)

Larry
Robinson

1952-1963
Position D
Shoots L
Weight 225lbs
Height 6'4"
Date of birth June 2nd, 1951
Place of birth Winchester, ON, CAN
Seasons - MTL 17
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 1202 197 686 883 700 706
1972-1973 36 2 4 6 3 20
1973-1974 78 6 20 26 32 66
1974-1975 80 14 47 61 61 76
1975-1976 80 10 30 40 50 59
1976-1977 77 19 66 85 120 45
1977-1978 80 13 52 65 71 39
1978-1979 67 16 45 61 50 33
1979-1980 72 14 61 75 38 39
1980-1981 65 12 38 50 46 37
1981-1982 71 12 47 59 57 41
1982-1983 71 14 49 63 33 33
1983-1984 74 9 34 43 4 39
1984-1985 76 14 33 47 33 44
1985-1986 78 19 63 82 29 39
1986-1987 70 13 37 50 24 44
1987-1988 53 6 34 40 26 30
1988-1989 74 4 26 30 23 22
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 203 25 109 134 6 186
1972-1973 11 1 4 5 0 9
1973-1974 6 0 1 1 0 26
1974-1975 11 0 4 4 0 27
1975-1976 13 3 3 6 0 10
1976-1977 14 2 10 12 0 12
1977-1978 15 4 17 21 0 6
1978-1979 16 6 9 15 0 8
1979-1980 10 0 4 4 0 2
1980-1981 3 0 1 1 0 2
1981-1982 5 0 1 1 0 8
1982-1983 3 0 0 0 0 2
1983-1984 15 0 5 5 0 22
1984-1985 12 3 8 11 0 8
1985-1986 20 0 13 13 0 22
1986-1987 17 3 17 20 0 6
1987-1988 11 1 4 5 -3 4
1988-1989 21 2 8 10 9 12

A MENTOR TO A GENERATION OF YOUNGER CANADIENS DEFENSEMEN, LARRY ROBINSON WAS ONE OF THE PREMIER OFFENSIVE BLUE-LINERS OF HIS TIME.

The 1971 Amateur Draft was a fruitful one for the Canadiens, as they picked up two players who would leave indelible marks on the club. Guy Lafleur went first overall and Larry Robinson was selected in the second round at 20th overall. Both would go on to have illustrious careers that saw them retire among the team’s living legends.

The last of “The Big Three” to join the Canadiens’ defense corps, Robinson patrolled the Habs’ blue line for 17 seasons. Adept at either end of the rink, he put up numbers like no Montreal rearguard before him, rewriting entire sections of the team’s record book.

Tall, round-shouldered and sporting a shock of curly blonde hair, Robinson bore an uncanny resemblance to a well-known television personality and was almost immediately tagged “Big Bird”, after the tall feathered Sesame Street character.

Playing a tough but clean brand of hockey, Robinson never went looking for trouble. When it found him, however, he met it head-on and very few men were willing to drop the gloves for a second bout with the young farm boy from the Ottawa Valley. He would also emerge as one of the most punishing hitters in the game.

Breaking into the lineup at the midpoint of 1972-73 season, Robinson chipped in a goal and five assists in the playoffs and had his name engraved on the Stanley Cup for the first time in his career.

Recording over 120 points over the next three years, Robinson played a much bigger role in the 1976 Stanley Cup Championship than he had in his rookie season. As the Canadiens extended their four-year domination of postseason play, Robinson also began to accumulate individual honors.

His 19-goal, 66-assist campaign in 1976-77 earned him the Norris Trophy, recognizing Robinson as the NHL’s top defenseman. The following year, his 21-point playoff output garnered him the Conn Smythe Trophy to go along with a Stanley Cup parade.

A 75-point season in 1980-81 warranted his second Norris Trophy recognition. Only four other players had repeated as winners in the award’s 27-year history.

By 1982-83, Robinson was the longest serving blue-liner on the Montreal roster and the veteran leader willingly became a mentor to youngsters joining the team. Kids named Green and Ludwig were just two who enjoyed long NHL careers after learning the ropes from Larry Robinson. In 1986, the Montreal Canadiens won the sixth and last Stanley Cup of his playing career.

Robinson retired following the 1988-89 playoffs but returned the following season, enticed back to the NHL by Los Angeles, where he played three years before embarking on a coaching career. He was behind the bench with the New Jersey Devils when they won the Stanley Cup in 2000.

Robinson sits atop the lists of every all-time offensive category for a Habs defensemen. No other Montreal blue-liner has scored or assisted on more goals than Larry Robinson and only Henri Richard has appeared in more regular season contests as a member of the Canadiens.

With Robinson on the blue line, the Canadiens made the playoffs in every one of his 17 seasons with the team. His 203 playoff games are tops for the team and, just as he does in the regular season, Robinson leads all Habs defensemen in postseason goals, assists and total points.

The man affectionately referred to as “Big Bird” was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995.

On November 19, 2007, Larry Robinson took his rightful place among Canadiens legends when his No. 19 was raised to the Bell Centre rafters.