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Monday, May 23, 2011

May 23--Gary Roberts

Gary Roberts

Selected in first round by Calgary Flames ,number 12 overall in the 1984 NHL Draft.
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Scored goal in his first NHL game (November 11, 1986 Vancouver at Calgary).
His goal beat goaltender Wendell Young at 7:20 of the third period, closing out the scoring in Calgary's 5-3 win over Vancouver. Roberts ended up in the net with the puck.

Roberts played the first ten seasons of his NHL career with the Flames, winning the Stanley Cup in 1989. A serious neck injury forced Roberts to miss most of the 1994–95 season as well as the first half of the 1995–96 season. He returned to the Flames late that year, and after scoring 42 points in 35 games, won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance and dedication to hockey. His neck did not get better, and he was forced to miss the entire 1996–97 season. One year later, Roberts made a comeback with the Carolina Hurricanes, where he played three seasons before finishing his career with stints playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Tampa Bay Lightning. 
Since his retirement, Roberts has been training players from juniors and the NHL from his home in Ontario during the offseason. The Stars officially named Roberts as their Player Development Consultant on October 15, 2010

Signed in black marker TTM.

Also included this 4 x 6 auto photo.

1 comment:

  1. Maxim Chudinov violently slapped a puck into the goal from the other side of the rink and the puck came out of the goal because he did a low slap shot.