Former Falcon Rob Blake to Enter Hall of Fame

By June 23, 2014Other News

Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Kings

Rob Blake, a retired defenseman who played his college hockey at Bowling Green from 1987-1990, will enter the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 17, 2014.  In 131 games for the Falcons Blake racked up a 39-65-104 offensive line and was named the first ever Best Offensive Defenseman by the CCHA in 1990. By far Blake’s best season came in his junior year as he scored 23 goals while earning 36 assists. The 6’4″ defenseman was also lauded for his physical play as he accrued 368 PIMS while at Bowling Green.

The Simcoe, Ontario native continued his dominance at the NHL level with 240 goals, 537 assists, and 1,153 PIM. Blake played for three different teams during his time in the NHL: the Los Angeles Kings (’89-’01, ’06-’08), Colorado Avalanche (’00-’06), and San Jose Sharks (’08-’10). During the 2000-2001 season Blake helped lead the Avs to their second Stanley Cup championship. By the time the defenseman retired in 2010 he was named to the all-rookie team in 1991, first team all-star in 1998, second team all-star in ’00, ’01, and ’02, played in six all-star games, and won the James Norris Trophy (top defensive player) in 1998.

In international play Blake played in three world championships (’91, ’94, and ’97) earning two gold medals in 1994 and 1997 and a silver in 1991. He was also a member of the 2002 Team Canada at the Olympic Games, winning a gold medal for his home country.

Blake is a BGSU Hall of Fame member and is currently the Assistant General Manager for the Los Angeles Kings.

 

Drew Evans

About Drew Evans

Drew is a co-founder and the editor for BGSUHockey.com. When he’s not in the press box he makes (legal) drugs at a northwest Ohio compounding pharmacy. Drew is entering his eighth season covering Falcon hockey and has been a fan of the program since his time as a student beginning in 2003. He can be reached on Twitter @BGSUHockeySite and by e-mail at Drew@bgsuhockey.com.

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