Draft Prospect - 2016
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Colby Robak
North American Skater
Brandon, WHL
Final Rank:  13 Midterm Rank:  8
Position:  Defenseman Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 3" Weight:  194
Born:  April 24, 1990    
Birthplace:  Dauphin, MB, CAN

On his style of play:  I find myself a very offensive defenseman.  I've been trying to pick up my game defensively as well as finishing my check.  And I just like to go out there and handle the puck and set guys up.


On patterning his game after Rob Blake:  I've been told that Rob Blake is a guy that I could kind of be like if I just stepped up my contact game.  He's the guy who goes out and sets up plays and passes and that's how I'd like to be.


On getting his start in hockey:  I was three years-old; my parents bought me my first pair of skates.  My parents were good friends with the caretaker of the local rink who would let me in once in a while and skate around.  I started playing when I was four. It's every kid's dream to watch everyone lift the Stanley Cup -- that's just what I wanted to do.


On his most memorable childhood Stanley Cup memory:  Every year I'd get a bunch of buddies over for the Stanley Cup Finals and we'd watch.  Just watching at the end of the game the team that wins, the emotion they go through and all that stuff. It makes you want to do it some day.


On shutting down the opponent’s top players:  It makes you feel good, shutting down the good forwards, the quick little guys who think they can blow by you because you're a big guy. 


On superstitions and his pre-game routine:  I have to have my two-hour pre-game nap every day.  That is a big thing for me.  In the dressing room, when I take my stick, me and my teammate Matt have to use the same scissors when we cut the tape off our stick.  We're not allowed to let anyone else use those scissors.


On his parents:  My parents have had the biggest influence on my career.  They've given up so much to make me live my dream or want to live my dream.  My mom works three jobs so we can afford all those expensive hockey trips and all that.  And my dad drives long hours getting us to the rink.


On playing for Brandon in the WHL: It's been one of those dreams come true.  I live close to Brandon so my family would pack up on a Friday night and drive down to Brandon and watch a weekend game.  That's what we did when I was little.  And then to throw on the jersey for the WHL now, and watch my parents come to the game to watch me is a big accomplishment for myself.


On spending time away from the rink:  I think I'm a pretty shy, quiet guy.  I like to go out and have fun with friends.  But I like to just have my own time to just sit and watch TV or play video games and that type of stuff.


On his thoughts about the Draft:  Just thinking about it makes me very nervous and very excited.  But it's a long ways to go, and I still have half the season to play.  So I put it in the back of my mind and just go out and play and try to be the best that I can be. 


On the one movie he would choose to be in:  If there is one movie I'd be in it would be in one of the "Mighty Ducks" movies.  Those were my favorite movies growing up as a kid.  It always made you want to grow up and grab a puck or a stick and a ball and go shoot a couple pucks.


On his favorite video game:  My favorite video game right now is Guitar Hero.  It's the one thing all the guys on the team come over for to play.




1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69


J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

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