Blaze welcome back top point-scorer Robinson
Genting Casino Coventry Blaze are delighted to announce the re-signing of forward Brett Robinson for the 2017/18 Elite League campaign.
The 32-year-old who has led the club for point-scoring in each of the last two years (66 in 62 games and 49 in 60 respectively in Elite League competition) will return for a third season with the organisation.
In his debut Elite League campaign (2015/16), not only was Robinson named Coach’s Player of the Year but his 26 goals (all EIHL competitions) also made him the club's top-goal-scorer.
Impressively in that first season, the Canadian who helped Blaze reach the Elite League Playoff final was second for points in Erhardt conference games (36), only behind Cardiff Devils' League MVP Joey Martin (43).
This past season (2016/17), Robinson again sat high up the Erhardt point-scoring chart (11th - 29 points). Registering 13 goals to add to his 36 assists in all EIHL games, the Blaze number 23's versatility proved crucial covering on defence for a number of games at the turn of the year.
In February, he became the 10th quickest player of all-time to reach 100 points for Coventry in the Elite League.
Having played over 340 games in the East Coast Hockey League prior to joining Blaze, Robinson scored the Kelly Cup clinching goal with Cincinatti Cyclones in 2009/10.
Blaze Head Coach Danny Stewart said, “It’s great to have Brett back. I think he’s a fantastic hockey player. He’s good all over the ice. He reads the game well, he’s smart defensively, he’s on the penalty-kill and he’s good at face-off’s. We saw his versatility last year too and how important that was when he dropped back and looked like he’d played defence his whole career."
"On top of all that you can’t deny his production," continued Stewart. Yes, he got off to a slow start last year but he was nowhere near ready health wise and there were times when he shouldn’t have been playing, but credit to him he battled through that and turned it up the second half of the year.
"T.J. Syner and Barry Almedia came in and did a great job for us offensively, but from the day they got here, Brett Robinson had more points than them and that’s testament to the production he’s capable of.”
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