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Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts
Left Wing
(RAW-buhrts, GAIR-ee)
Number: 10
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: May 23, 1966
Birthplace: North York, ON, Canada
Acquired: Acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb. 27, 2007 in exchange for defenseman Noah Welch.
Drafted: CGY / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (12th overall)

Gary Roberts brought grit and veteran leadership to the Penguins when he was acquired from Florida at the NHL trading deadline.

He brought some skill, too. Roberts tallied 13 points in 19 games since coming to Pittsburgh with seven goals and six assists. He also made his presence known with 26 penalty minutes. He also dealt 45 hits in his limited time with the team. 

Prior to joining the Penguins, Roberts had 29 points (13+16) and 71 penalty minutes in 50 games with the Panthers.

On and off the ice, Roberts brings leadership and a solid work ethic to a young Penguins squad.

2005-06: Completed his first season with the Panthers and 18th NHL season overall while serving as the Cats' alternate captain. Scored his 400th career goal Nov. 19 vs. NY Islanders. Had two multi-assist games (March 20 vs. tampa Bay and Dec. 30 vs. Montreal). Scored two goals Dec. 13 vs. Nashville and added three assists Dec. 3 vs. Chicago. Recorded nine points in five games (Dec. 23-Jan. 1). Missed 19 games with a knee injury (Jan. 21-March 18).

2004-05: Did not play this season.

2003-04: Ranked second in the NHL in shooting percentage (22.6%), second in game tying goals (2-tie), 12th in game winning goals (7-tie), 13th in powerplay goals (11-tie) and 23rd in goals (28-tie)…Finished first on the team in powerplay goals, first in game tying goals (tie), first in shooting percentage, second in goals, second in shorthanded points (2-tie), second in game winning goals, second in multiple goal games (4), fourth in powerplay points (20-tie), fourth in multiple point games (11-tie), fifth in points (48-tie), fifth in plus/minus (+9-tie) and fifth among team forwards in average ice time (17:33)…Played in the NHL All-Star Game collecting two points (one goal, one assist)…Scored his first goal of the season October 20 at the New York Islanders…Collected his first assist of the season October 23 at Phoenix…Scored the game tying goal November 7 at New Jersey…Scored two goals (including the game winning goal) November 22 at Vancouver…Registered a season-high three game goal streak (four goals) from November 20 to 24…Returned to the lineup after missing two games due to injury and collected two points (one goal, one assist) including the game winning goal December 6 vs. Detroit…Registered a season-high three points (one goal, two assists) including the game winning goal December 13 vs. the New York Rangers…Collected two points (one goal, one assist) including the game winning goal December 16 vs. Tampa Bay…Registered a season-high (tie) three game point streak (two goals, four assists) from December 13 to 19…Scored two goals (including the game winning goal) December 23 vs. Florida…Played his 200th career game as a Maple Leaf December 27 at the New York Islanders…Registered his 400th career NHL assist January 6 vs. Nashville…Played his 1000th career NHL game January 13 vs. Calgary…Collected two points (one goal, one assist) January 20 vs. the New York Islanders…Scored two goals January 31 vs. Ottawa…Registered a season-high (tie) three game point streak (three goals, one assist) from January 31 to February 3…Scored the game tying goal February 10 at Tampa Bay…Collected two points (one goal, one assist) including the game winning goal February 12 vs. Columbus…Returned to the lineup after missing eight games due to injury March 2 vs. Boston…Collected two points (one goal, one assist) March 4 vs. the New York Islanders…Scored two goals March 9 vs. Florida…Registered his 800th career NHL point (one goal, one assist) March 15 at Buffalo…Collected two points (one goal, one assist) including the game winning goal March 29 vs. Atlanta…Played all 13 playoff games collecting eight points (four goals, four assists) with 10 penalty minutes…Ranked 10th in the NHL playoffs in powerplay goals (2-tie)…Finished first on the team in powerplay goals (tie), second in goals (tie), second in points (tie), second in game winning goals (1-tie), second in shooting percentage (21.1%), second in powerplay points (3-tie), second among team forwards in average ice time (17:44) and fourth in assists (tie)…Scored two goals (including the game winning goal) April 10 vs. Ottawa…Registered two assists April 30 vs. Philadelphia…Played his 50th career playoff game as a Maple Leaf May 4…Registered a three game point streak (one goal, three assists) from April 30 to May 4.

2002-03: Missed the first 57 games of the season recovering from offseason shoulder surgeries…Played his first game of the season February 15 vs. Ottawa…Re-signed to a contract by Toronto February 18…Collected his first point (assist) of the season February 18 vs. Carolina…Collected three points (two goals, one assist) including two powerplay goals (one of only four Leafs to score multiple powerplay goals in a game) February 20 at Washington…Scored an empty net goal February 22 at Montreal…Collected two points (one goal, one assist) February 23 vs. Nashville… Registered a four game point streak (four goals, three assists) from February 18 to 23…Scored a powerplay goal February 27 at Detroit…Returned to the lineup after missing 11 games due to injury April 5 vs. Ottawa…Played all seven playoff games collecting two points (one goal, one assist) with eight penalty minutes…Finished third on the team during the playoffs in penalty minutes (tie)…Played his 100th career NHL playoff game April 21 vs. Philadelphia

2001-02: Ranked 16th in the NHL in shorthanded goals (2-tie), 17th in shooting percentage (17.2%) and 23rd in game tying goals (1-tie)…Finished third on the team in multiple goal games (4), third in hits (151), fourth in goals (21), fourth in powerplay goals (6) and fifth in powerplay points (14)…Played his 900th career NHL game November 30 at Chicago…Registered the only Leafs hat trick of the season December 6 at the New York Rangers…With those three goals he became only the sixth player in NHL history to score 350 goals and accumulate 2,000 penalty minutes (Mike Foligno, Brendan Shanahan, Rick Tocchet, Pat Verbeek, Kevin Dineen)…Collected three points (two goals, one assist) December 15 vs. Montreal…Scored the game winning goal December 22 vs. Buffalo…Missed the final 10 games of the season due to injury…Played 19 playoff games collecting 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists) with 56 penalty minutes…Ranked second in the NHL playoffs in penalty minutes, third in points (tie), fourth in powerplay points (8-tie), fifth in assists, sixth in powerplay goals (3-tie), eighth in goals (tie), eighth in powerplay assists (5-tie), 10th in plus/minus (+6-tie) and 13th in hits (70)…Led the team during the playoffs in assists, points, powerplay goals, powerplay points, multiple point games (6) and multiple assist games (3-tie)…Finished second on the team during the playoffs in goals, second in plus/minus, second in penalty minutes, second in hits, second in powerplay assists and fifth in shots (47)…Scored the game winning goal in triple overtime May 4 vs. Ottawa (third longest overtime game in Maple Leafs history)

2000-01: Ranked first in the NHL in shooting percentage (21.2%)…Led the team in goals (29), plus/minus (+16-tie) and hits (206)…Made his Maple Leafs debut October 7 vs. Montreal…Scored his first career goal as a Maple Leaf October 19 at Edmonton…Played his 800th career NHL game October 25 vs. Minnesota…Registered his 700th career NHL point (assist) March 24 vs. Philadelphia…Played all 11 playoff games collecting 11 points (two goals, nine assists)…Finished first on the team during the playoffs in assists

1999-00: Played 69 games for Carolina collecting 53 points (23 goals, 30 assists) with 62 penalty minutes…Finished first on the team in powerplay goals (12), second in hits (211), third in points, third in goals (tie) and fourth in assists…Registered his 600th career NHL point (assist) October 22 at Buffalo…Scored his 300th career NHL goal January 11 vs. Philadelphia

1998-99: Played 77 games for Carolina collecting 42 points (14 goals, 28 assists) with 178 penalty minutes…Finished first on the team in penalty minutes, first in hits and fifth in points…Missed five games due to injury…Registered a season-high five game point streak from November 5 to 12…Registered his 300th career NHL assist (two assists) February 2 at Toronto…Played six playoff games collecting two points (one goal, one assist) with eight penalty minutes

1997-98: Played 61 games for Carolina collecting 49 points (20 goals, 29 assists) with 103 penalty minutes…Finished second on the team in assists, third in goals and fifth in powerplay points (13)…Missed 20 games due to injury…Scored his first career goal as a Hurricane October 7 vs. Los Angeles…Played his 600th career NHL game November 15 vs. Detroit…Registered his 11th career NHL hat trick April 9 vs. Toronto

1996-97: Retired from the NHL after the 1995-96 season due to a neck injury…Spent the season training and rehabilitating

1995-96: Played 35 games for Calgary collecting 42 points (22 goals, 20 assists) with 78 penalty minutes…Won the Bill Masterton Award…Ranked first in the NHL in shooting percentage (26.2%)…Finished first on the team in hat tricks (3-tie), second in game winning goals (5), second in plus/minus (+15), third in powerplay goals (9), fourth in points and sixth in assists

1994-95: Played eight games for Calgary collecting four points (two goals, two goals) with 43 penalty minutes…Missed the final 40 games of the season due to injury

1993-94: Played 73 games for Calgary collecting 84 points (41 goals, 43 assists) with 145 penalty minutes…Led the team in goals and plus/minus (+37)…Set a career high in assists…Scored his 200th career NHL goal November 13 vs. Dallas…Registered his 400th career NHL point December 6 vs. Ottawa…Played his 500th career NHL game December 14 vs. Vancouver…Registered his 200th career NHL assist December 22 vs. Edmonton…Played seven playoff games collecting eight points (two goals, six assists) with 24 penalty minutes

1992-93: Played 58 games for Calgary collecting 79 points (38 goals, 41 assists) with 172 penalty minutes…Led the team in plus/minus (+32)…Missed 26 games due to injury…Registered a franchise record (tie) eight game goal streak from January 28 to February 16…Played five playoff games collecting seven points (one goal, six assists) with 43 penalty minutes

1991-92: Played 76 games for Calgary collecting 90 points (53 goals, 37 assists) with 207 penalty minutes…Ranked first in the NHL in shooting percentage (27.0%) and third in goals…Set career highs in goals and points…Became only one of two players in NHL history to score 50 goals and accumulate 200 penalty minutes in a season…Registered a career-high 16 game point streak (17 goals, 10 assists) from March 3 to April 16

1990-91: Played 80 games for Calgary collecting 53 points (22 goals, 31 assists) with 252 penalty minutes…Led the team in penalty minutes…Was the only Calgary player to play all 87 regular season and playoff games…Played seven playoff games collecting four points (one goal, three assists) with 18 penalty minutes

1989-90: Played 78 games for Calgary collecting 72 points (39 goals, 33 assists) with 222 penalty minutes…Registered his first career NHL hat trick March 30 vs. Edmonton…Played six playoff games collecting seven points (two goals, five assists) with 41 penalty minutes…Finished second on the team during the playoffs in points

1988-89: Played 71 games for Calgary collecting 38 points (22 goals, 16 assists) with 250 penalty minutes…Finished second on the team in penalty minutes…Played 22 playoff games collecting 12 points (five goals, seven assists) with 57 penalty minutes…Won the Stanley Cup…Registered a five game point streak during the playoffs

1987-88: Played 74 games for Calgary collecting 28 points (13 goals, 15 assists) with 282 penalty minutes…Set a career high in penalty minutes…Played nine playoff games collecting five points (two goals, three assists) with 29 penalty minutes

1986-87: Played 32 games for Calgary collecting 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) with 85 penalty minutes…Played two playoff games collecting four penalty minutes. NHL Entry Draft: Calgary's first choice (12th overall) in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.

 

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