Tough UMass-Lowell Product is Back in Town
Forward Led P-Bruins with 150 Penalty Minutes Last Season
The Providence Bruins, entering their 21st season in the American Hockey League, announced today that the club has signed forward Bobby Robins to an AHL contract. Per club policy, the financial terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
Robins, of Peshtigo, WI joined the Providence Bruins on a Professional Tryout Agreement at the end of December 2011. In 33 games with Providence, Robins recorded 2 goals and 10 assists in addition to a team-high 150 penalty minutes.
Before coming to Providence, Robins spent time with the Abbotsford Heat and the now defunct Chicago Express (ECHL). In 28 games with Chicago, Robins registered seven goals and eight assists in addition to leading the team in penalty minutes with 123. In his six professional seasons, Robins has made stops in several 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 Jesenice in Austria the following season. In 138 AHL games over five seasons, Robins has registered 13+21=34 totals and 294 penalty minutes.
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.
*Information gathered from www.providencebruins.com