|Assets:||Moves the puck quickly and effectively out of the defensive zone. Is a very heady player with solid all-around ability. Steps up in big spots. Is always willing to take a hit to make a play. Dishes it out, too.|
|Flaws:||Should produce more points with his skill set, but has trouble providing consistent offense. Can struggle against big forwards and is prone to bone-jarring hits in the defensive zone that can wear him down.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran big-minute defenseman.|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2008-09 (injury replacement)|
|QMJHL||Emile "Butch" Bouchard Trophy||1996-97|
|QMJHL||First All-Star Team||1996-97, 1995-96|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a three-year contract.|
|5/16/2014||Missed the last 10 playoff games (broken right leg).|
|4/22/2014||Broken right leg, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/15/2014||Missed 42 games (broken leg).|
|3/04/2014||Acquired from the Dallas Stars.|
|11/30/2013||Broken leg, injured reserve.|
|10/08/2012||Signed with HIFK Helsinki (Finland).|
|1/04/2012||Missed 6 games (foot injury).|
|12/28/2011||Foot injury, injured reserve.|
|12/21/2011||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|10/27/2010||Suspended by the NHL for one game|
|10/01/2009||Re-signed by the Dallas Stars to a four-year contract extension.|
|4/12/2009||Missed the last 7 games of the regular season (lower body injury).|
|3/30/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/18/2008||Missed 3 games (broken jaw).|
|12/12/2008||Broken jaw, day-to-day.|
|4/02/2007||Missed 7 games (concussion).|
|12/06/2006||Re-signed by the Dallas Stars to a three-year contract extension.|
|8/05/2005||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Dallas Stars to a two-year contract.|
|7/30/2005||Chicago Blackhawks did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|9/17/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the Frankfurt Lions of the Deutsche Liga (Germany).|
|7/29/2004||Re-signed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a one-year contract.|
|7/16/2004||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|6/30/2004||Chicago Blackhawks tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/04/2004||Missed the last 18 games of the regular season (cheekbone injury).|
|3/20/2004||Cheekbone injury, remainder of the regular season.|
|3/01/2004||Cheekbone injury, day-to-day.|
|11/17/2003||Acquired from the Dallas Stars.|
|7/24/2003||Re-signed by the Dallas Stars.|
|6/26/2003||Dallas Stars tendered a qualifying offer.|
|10/04/2002||Claimed from the Montreal Canadiens in NHL Waiver Draft.|
|10/04/2002||Acquired from the Atlanta Thrashers.|
|7/04/2001||Re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|12/23/2000||Missed 2 games (shoulder injury).|
|12/18/2000||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|3/04/2014||Dallas Stars traded Stephane Robidas to the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2014.|
|8/05/2005||Signed as an unrestrited free agent by the Dallas Stars.|
|11/17/2003||Dallas Stars traded Jon Klemm and a 4th round selection in 2004 to the Chicago Blackhawks for Stephane Robidas and a 2nd round selection in 2004.|
|10/04/2002||Claimed by the Atlanta Thrashers from the Montreal Canadiens in NHL Waiver Draft. Then, Atlanta Thrashers traded Stephane Robidas to the Dallas Stars for a 6th round selection in 2003.|
|7/08/1995||Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 7th round (164th overall) in 1995.|
Stephane Robidas' leg nearly 100 percent | 07/02/2014 10:22 AM
NewsStephane Robidas said he's about 95 percent recovered from a broken leg he suffered in April.
ImpactHe's expected to be paired with Morgan Rielly or Jake Gardiner in 2014-15 to add a veteran presence. "Leadership, compete, character, (Robidas) has all the things we're looking for," GM Dave Nonis said. "People that I know, that Brendan knows, all speak very highly of him. He won't be terribly vocal, but in terms of leading by example, he's a guy we targeted right away." He also gives the Leafs another right-handed shot on the back end.
Maple Leafs sign Stephane Robidas to 3 years | 07/01/2014 1:46 PM
NewsThe Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Stephane Robidas to a three-year/$9 million contract.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactThere were plenty of teams interested in the 37-year-old defenseman but he chose the Maple Leafs. He broke his leg twice last season but he should be 100 percent by training camp if he is not so already. Robidas is a solid defenseman who can score a bit but his veteran presence will help on the ice and in the dressing room.
Stephane Robidas fielding many offers | 06/30/2014 7:21 PM
NewsThe agent for UFA defenseman Stephane Robidas claims his client is fielding offers from a numbers of teams interested in acquiring his services.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactRobidas is reportedly seeking a 2-3 year contract and has been contacted by as many as eight different clubs. The blueliner is believed to have fully recovered from the broken leg that ended his season in April and has assured teams he'll be at 100 percent by the start of training camp.
Stephane Robidas wants to extend career | 05/19/2014 6:47 PM
NewsStephane Robidas, whose season ended due to a broken right leg, is interested in extending his career.
ImpactRobidas was limited to 38 games in 2013-14. The 37-year-old defenseman is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and Ducks GM Bob Murray didn't seem willing to confirm or deny his team's interest. "He liked it here," Murray said. "Most guys when they come here, they like it here and you can't blame them. It's a good organization. We have great ownership. I'm sure he likes it here, but it's a process over the next couple of weeks regarding the direction we're going. I thought he was getting better every game before the injury. I feel real bad for him because he's a warrior and a character guy, so he'd definitely a consideration. We're evaluating everything. "
Stephane Robidas (leg) done for postseason | 04/22/2014 9:21 AM
NewsStephane Robidas suffered a broken right leg during Monday's game against Dallas.
Orange County Register
ImpactRobidas will miss the rest of the playoffs as a result. This is a very unfortunate setback for everyone involved. Robidas logged a little over 20 minutes for the Ducks in Games 1 and 2 of their first round series against Dallas, which highlights how much Anaheim has come to rely on him since he was acquired from the Stars in March. At the age of 37, it's also possible that this is bringing an end to Robidas' last postseason run.
Stephane Robidas to play against former team | 04/15/2014 9:26 AM
NewsStephane Robidas will face his former squad, the Dallas Stars, in the first round.
Orange County Register
ImpactAnaheim acquired Robidas from the Stars on March 4. Given his familiarity with Anaheim's opposition, he's been helping out his teammates ahead of Game 1. "Obviously he asked me a few questions," Robidas said. "A little bit about what I know about them. Obviously it's part of the game." On the ice, Robidas is serving as a reliable top-four defenseman for the Ducks.
Robidas scores in OT | 04/01/2014 2:47 AM
NewsStephane Robidas scored 16 seconds into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks staged the biggest comeback in team history by rallying from four goals down to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 at Honda Center Monday night.
ImpactIt was Robidas' first goal as an Anaheim Duck. He also has three assists for the Ducks in seven games. Ryan Getzlaf had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Corey Perry, Nick Bonino and rookie defenseman Hampus Lindholm also scored for the Ducks. Patrick Maroon assisted two goals in the victory.
Stephane Robidas picks up first point as Duck | 03/24/2014 4:46 AM
NewsStephane Robidas picked up his first point as an Anaheim Duck on Sunday.
Orange County Register
ImpactRobidas assisted in his third game wearing an Anaheim uniform after a long career with Dallas. The Ducks acquired him at the trade deadline but needed two weeks to put the defenseman in the lineup as he was recovering from a broken leg. Robidas' best years are behind him but he adds a veteran presence to the blueline and he can certainly chip in with the occasional point.
Stephane Robidas ready to make Ducks debut | 03/18/2014 4:00 PM
NewsStephane Robidas (leg) will play in his first game with the Ducks on Tuesday.
Eric Stephens on Twitter
ImpactRobidas was acquired from Dallas on March 4, but he hadn't completely recovered from his injury prior to the trade. In addition to being his Ducks debut, this will also be Robidas' first contest since Nov. 29.
Stephane Robidas warms up but doesn't play | 03/16/2014 9:28 AM
NewsVeteran NHL defenseman Stephane Robidas took the pregame warmup with the Ducks Saturday night but did not play in their 2-1 victory over their cross-town rivals, the Los Angeles Kings.
ImpactAcquired March 4 from Dallas, Robidas is nearly recovered from a broken leg.
March 18 prefered debut for Stephane Robidas | 03/09/2014 4:11 PM
NewsAnaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau said that he'd prefer to give Stephane Robidas his debut with the team on March 18.
Eric Stephens on Twitter
ImpactWhile Robidas isn't a high-scorer (five points in 24 games played this season), he's useful in the gritty categories. The defenseman has 12 PIM, 35 SOG, 62 hits and 34 blocked shots in 24 GP. He's shown that he can do a lot of different things, so he could be interesting if the Ducks use him significantly.
Robidas excited to be pursuing Stanley Cup | 03/05/2014 9:00 AM
NewsStephane Robidas will miss Dallas, but he's looking forward to playing for a team of Anaheim's caliber.
Orange County Register
Impact"Having a chance to join a team of the quality that Anaheim has, I'm very, very excited," Robidas said. "I talked to their GM, and we're going for a Stanley Cup. That's what I've been waiting for, for a long time. I think it's a great opportunity for me, and I'm very excited for the chance the Ducks are giving me." This might be his last good chance to win it all. Robidas is 37 years old and has 44 games worth of playoff experience. He's currently recovering from a leg injury.
Dallas ships Stephane Robidas to Anaheim | 03/04/2014 2:20 PM
NewsStephane Robidas (leg) has been dealt by the Dallas Stars to the Anaheim Ducks.
Katie Strang on Twitter
ImpactAnaheim is giving up the fourth round pick they just acquired from the Washington Capitals in the Dustin Penner trade. In other words, Anaheim has essentially swapped Penner for Robidas. The 37-year-old blueliner has been limited to 24 games this season due to a leg injury, but once he's healthy he will provide the Ducks with a capable top-four defenseman.
Stephane Robidas may be a good fit for Bruins | 03/04/2014 7:58 AM
NewsStephane Robidas may return in mid-March from a broken leg and his name is coming up in trade rumors.
CSN New England
Impact"A lot of teams covet [Robidas]," an NHL exec told CSNNE.com on Monday. "He's a veteran right-hander that competes like a bastard. He'd be a perfect fit for the Bruins." Boston has been searching for a defenseman to help absorb some of the minutes lost by a season-ending injury to Dennis Seidenberg and Robidas could do the trick.
Robidas (broken leg) 'way ahead of schedule' | 02/22/2014 8:56 PM
NewsStephane Robidas is considered "way ahead of schedule" in his return from a broken leg, according to Stars assistant coach James Patrick.
ImpactPatrick says Robidas is still "weeks away," though. Robidas broke his leg Nov. 29 and the timetable was four to six months. That he's practicing already is a an excellent sign. "I am very happy. I didn't expect to be back before the break, having two practices before the break. I think that was a big step for me mentally," Robidas said. "I was pretty happy with it, even though I am not 100 percent. The last couple practices I've been able to go through every drill. Guys are taking it pretty easy on me, but just to be back in that groove, it's been really good." There are rumblings that he could be back by mid-March, but Robidas doesn't want to set a timeframe just yet.
Stephane Robidas (leg) making good progress | 02/06/2014 11:13 AM
NewsStephane Robidas feels his recovery from a broken leg is going well.
Dallas Morning News
Impact"It's amazing how much I'm progressing," said Robidas, who broke his tibia and the fibula on Nov. 29 against Chicago. "When I started, I didn't do any stops and starts and couldn't pivot. Saturday, I could pivot. Then, yesterday, I could do some stops - not full speed, but some stops. And then today, I did a practice with the guys. I'm not ready to go, but it's ahead of schedule." He isn't projected to be available until mid-March at the earliest. Robidas won't rush back either because he wants to be completely healed just in case he has to test unrestricted free agency in the summer.
Stephane Robidas resumes skating | 01/15/2014 4:38 PM
NewsStephane Robidas (leg) has started skating by himself.
ImpactRobidas' first skate since he was hurt was on Monday and he followed it up with another on-ice session on Wednesday. "It's pretty good. It's better than I expected, to be honest," Robidas said. "A little bit of it is pain, a lot of it is mental. You've got to trust it. We just did a little skating, no stop and start, no pivoting. I went forward, laps where I did c-cuts and kind of pushed on one leg. Obviously the stride is not the same, but I try to keep it as close as possible. Monday I couldn't do any crossover to one side, but by the end of today I was able to do some. Progress." Robidas isn't close to being ready to return to the Dallas Stars' lineup.
Stephane Robidas feels his leg "is coming" | 12/30/2013 6:05 PM
NewsStephane Robidas (leg) was at the Stars' practice facility on Monday.
ImpactHe suffered a broken leg on Nov. 29 against Chicago and the initial timetable for his return was set at four-to-six months. "It's coming. I've never had this injury, so it's tough to know if I am on schedule or not," Robidas said. "It's tough to compare. Every injury is different, but at least now I can walk more like normal. It's tight a little bit, but it's getting closer. It's good." There's no timetable available for when he'll be ready to resume skating.
Stephane Robidas (leg) will miss 4-6 months | 11/30/2013 2:31 PM
NewsStephane Robidas has been placed on injured reserve and he's projected to miss four-to-six months with a broken leg.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHe suffered a leg fracture in Friday's shootout loss to Chicago. Robidas has five points and a plus-7 rating in 24 games this season. He may not be able to return this year as a result of the ailment.
Robidas estimated to be out 4-6 months | 11/30/2013 12:36 PM
NewsInitial estimates for recovery time for Stephane Robidas are 4-6 months.
ImpactThat will essentially kill his season, which is to be expected given the severity of the broken leg he sustained. Those in one-year leagues should drop Robidas immediately.
Stars' Stephane Robidas suffers broken leg | 11/30/2013 11:45 AM
NewsDallas Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas broke his right leg in the second period of his team's 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.
ImpactRobidas was wheeled off the ice on a stretcher and taken to the hospital. While helping to kill off a Dallas penalty, the 36-year-old Robidas slid hard into the boards beyond the goal line. He stayed down on the ice holding his leg just below the knee. "It didn't look good," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "He's been playing real well. That's the only real negative from this game." Robidas is in his 11th season with the Stars, the longest tenure on the team, and his 14th NHL season. In his absence, Dallas played only five defensemen.
Stephane Robidas gets goal in 2-1 SO loss | 10/26/2013 10:10 PM
NewsStephane Robidas netted a goal for Dallas, but it fell 2-1 in the shootout Saturday night.
ImpactRobidas has had a few seasons here and there where he's been relevant in fantasy leagues, but the 36-year-old isn't worth a look this year. He has just one goal and an assist on the season. Lane MacDermid and Vernon Fiddler chipped in with the assists.
Robidas likely to remain in Dallas' top-four | 08/13/2013 5:24 PM
NewsStephane Robidas is Dallas' only right-handed defenseman on their NHL roster.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactTrevor Daley and Sergei Gonchar have often played on the right side, but being an actual right-handed shot may help Robidas remain in the team's top-four defense group this campaign. It's also a good sign for him that new coach Lindy Ruff made him the second most used defenseman on Team Canada, behind only Dan Hamhuis, at the World Championships. Robidas may get a lighter load this year in Dallas with the arrival of Gonchar. It's also possible he could be traded at some point, but until that day comes he'll be an important veteran on the team.
Stephane Robidas picks up two points Tuesday | 02/27/2013 11:18 AM
NewsStephane Robidas registered two assists in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win.
Fort-Worth Star Telegram
ImpactRobidas has nine assists in 20 games this season. He puts up decent offensive numbers, but his real value comes in leagues that use hits and blocked shots as categories.
|12/21/2014||Tor||Chi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/17/2014||Tor||Det||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||0||32 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Dec 20||1|
|Assists||1||5 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Dec 20||1|
|Points||1||5 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Dec 20||1|
|Penalty Minutes||4||vs. Det||Nov 22||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||4 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Dec 16||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||32 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Dec 20||1|
|Power Play Points||0||32 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Dec 20||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||32 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Dec 20||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. NJ||Dec 4||0|
|Shots||3||at NYR||Oct 12||6|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2009-10 (Dal)|
|Penalty Minutes||86||2006-07 (Dal)|
|Plus/Minus||+15||2 times-last: 2005-06 (Dal)|
|Power Play Goals||7||2 times-last: 2009-10 (Dal)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2 times-last: 2005-06 (Dal)|
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