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Panthers Prospect Report: 11.29.11

Rampage and Cylcones update and defenseman Colby Robak has a fast start to his second pro season.

Tuesday, 11.29.2011 / 5:00 PM / News
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Panthers Prospect Report: 11.29.11


Position: D              Shoots: Left
Height:   6-3            Weight: 210
Born: 4/24/90 in Dauphin, AB
How Acquired: Panthers second round pick (46th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
The Skinny
Defenseman Colby Robak takes home this week's honor of “Prospect On Fire”.

Taken in the second round (46th overall) in the 2008 NHL draft, Robak showed flashes of potential as a powerful two-way defenseman in his first professional season with the Rochester Americans last season is looking to use his size and speed to have a breakout year during the 2011-2012 season as he continues to improve his game each week.

In his first season in the AHL, Robak posted 24 points (7-17-24) and was a -12 in 76 games. Now in his second year, he has already racked up 13 points (5-8-13) and has a +13 rating through 20 games and is currently on pace to surpass his career highs in points, goals, and assists.

The 6-3 Gilbert Plains, Manitoba native led the Rampage to two victories this weekend with four points (2-2-4) in two games against Abbotsford and was also a +4 on the weekend. Robak’s 13 points has him sitting in second on San Antonio in scoring and his team leading +13 rating is good enough for second in the AHL.

Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
San Antonio 20 5 8 13 10 +13

(9-11-0, 11th in AHL Western Conference)


  Friday, December 2 at Oklahoma City (7:00pm CT)
Saturday, December 3 at Oklahoma City (7:00pm CT)

WEEKLY NOTES: San Antonio is coming off back-to-back wins against Abbotsford this past weekend and is now 4-2 in their last six games spent on the road. They have outscored the opposition 16-14 and are now looking to put together their first three game win streak of the season this upcoming week. In the two victories over the weekend, goaltender Dov Grumet-Morris allowed only one goal on 52 shots faced and on Friday recorded the team’s first shutout of the season. Team captain Nolan Yonkman registered his first goal of the season in Friday’s game against the Heat to open the scoring as the Rampage went on to win 5-0. In Sunday’s action the Rampage jumped out to an early lead on Colby Robak’s fifth goal of the season and never looked back winning 3-1.

THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: The Rampage will conclude a seven game road trip on Friday in Oklahoma City to take on the Barons in the first of a home and home series, as the Rampage will look to even up the season series at 2-2 as the Barons have defeated the Rampage on home ice twice this year.  

GETTING OFFENSIVE: With a goal and three assists in two games against the Heat over the weekend Colby Robak is now second on the team in points with 13, and leads the team with a plus/minus of +13 through 20 games. . 

MORE MORRIS: Goaltender Dov Grumet-Morris made his first two starts for the Rampage after being signed earlier this month. In his first start on Friday Grumet-Morris stopped all 21 shots faced giving the Rampage their first shutout of the year, then another 30 saves on 31 shots faced on Sunday, giving him a GAA of .50 and .981 save percentage, with one shutout and an .886 save percentage.

BY THE NUMBERS: Forward Bracken Kearns continues to lead the way in the goals department, picking up his seventh goal on the season, Kearns also leads all skaters in points with 15 (7-8-15). Center Mark Cullen meanwhile leads the team assists (ten) while defenseman Colby Robak sits atop the plus-minus category with +13 which also puts him second in the league.

(5-7-2, 12th in ECHL Eastern Conference)
Tuesday, November 29 vs Greenville (7:30pm ET)
Saturday, December 3 vs Greenville (7:30pm ET)

WEEKLY NOTES: With only one win on the road this year the Cyclones were happy to return home to face Kalamazoo Wednesday night after losing two straight on the road. The Cyclones RW Daniel Koger’s led the way with two goals and two assists to go along with Chris Cahill’s shorthanded goal to beat the Wings 5-2 and extend their winning streak on home ice to four games.

THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS: Tonight Cincinnati will kick off a two game home stand against the Greenville Road Warriors. It will be the first time that the two teams face off this season. A year ago, Cincinnati went 2-1-0-1 against Greenville and former Cyclones assistant coach Dean Stork.

CINCINNATI HOME WARRIORS: So far this season, the Clones have been very successful in Downtown Cincinnati. Coming into the week, the Cyclones are 4-0-0-1 at U.S. Bank Arena. They are the only team in the ECHL that has yet to lose a home game in regulation and have strung together the longest active home winning streak in the league.

LIKING THE NEW SCENERY: New Cincinnati center Mike Pelech has flourished in his new surroundings since being traded here last week. In his first two games with the Cyclones, he has posted four assists. He had registered only five "helpers" in ten games with his previous team, the Toledo Walleye.


Information from the and used to create this report.




1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
6 DET 59 33 15 11 173 154 77
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 58 25 23 10 166 161 60
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43


N. Bjugstad 61 21 15 -9 36
J. Huberdeau 58 9 24 4 33
A. Ekblad 61 9 23 6 32
J. Jokinen 60 6 25 -3 31
B. Boyes 59 10 18 6 28
J. Hayes 52 17 10 -5 27
A. Barkov 50 9 12 -4 21
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
B. Campbell 61 3 17 1 20
S. Bergenheim 39 8 10 2 18
R. Luongo 22 16 11 .921 2.38
A. Montoya 4 6 2 .893 2.98 is the official Web site of the Florida Panthers. Florida Panthers and are trademarks of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.