Thursday, December 29, 2011

Providence Signs Another Forward to PTO

Providence Adds Former UMass-Lowell River Hawk
December 28, 2011

The Providence Bruins, in their 20th season in the American Hockey League, announced today that the club has signed center Bobby Robins to a Professional Tryout Agreement.

Robbins, of Peshtigo, WI has spent this season with the Abbotsford Heat and the Chicago Express (ECHL). In 28 games for Chicago, Robins has registered seven goals and eight assists and leads the team in penalty minutes with 123. Robins, in his sixth professional season, has made stops in various AHL and ECHL cities including Binghamton, Elmira, Rochester, Albany and Syracuse. The centerman jumped the pond in 2008 to play for the Belfast Giants of the EIHL and then Jesenice in Austria the following season. In 105 AHL games over four seasons, Robbins has registered 11+11=22 totals.

A four-year product of UMass-Lowell, Robins led the River Hawks in scoring with 31 points during his senior season. The 6'1", 220-pound winger made his professional debut following his final campaign at Lowell in 2005-06 with the Binghamton Senators, registering seven points in 16 games. Robins, 30, tallied a career-high 46 points in 2008-09 with Belfast en route to winning the EIHL Challenge Cup.

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