|Written by Russ Bitely|
April 2013- On April 23rd Robak played his first game for the Panthers in almost a month, after spending the majority of April with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. While in the minors, Robak posted two goals and two assists in 11 games, but had a horrendous minus-17 rating as the Rampage went 0-9-2, giving up nearly five goals per game during that span. Playing in just over 15 minutes for the Panthers on Aprlil 23rd, Robak but didn’t register anything except for a minus-1 and a couple blocks. With Kulikov likely done for the remaining few games of the season, Robak has a chance to make a statement now, though the Petrovic call-up will hurt his ice-time. Nathan Robak
March 2013 - Called up again, possibly for good, in late February...The offense hasn't emerged yet at the NHL level, but his ice time has been inching upwards thanks to injuries to Dmitri Kulikov, Ed Jovanovski and Mike Weaver...Despite added ice time, he's shooting less, not more. That needs to change if he's going to stick. - Dobber
April 2012 – Robak is a solid puck-moving defenseman with a hard and heavy shot from the point. He possesses a good hockey IQ who plays all zones of the ice well and is very poised with the puck. He is an above average skater who could use more experience in the AHL while developing greater strength to his game. Robak will most likely spend another season down on the farm as the depth chart on the blue line in the Panthers organization is a little full right now with seasoned vets and other upcoming prospects.
Fantasy Outlook: C+
Robak is an intelligent D-man with a solid overall game that will make his presence felt in the NHL over the next two seasons.
Colby Robak NHL draft prospect interview and video footage on 6/19/2008.
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 19:58|