March 10, 2016

Earl Robinson

Henry Earle Robinson played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League, nine of them with the Montreal Maroons in the 1930s.

The former Montreal Victorias amateur star was never a superstar in the NHL. He was a solid right winger who helped the Maroons win the Stanley Cup in 1935. Robinson was known for "his cunning, hard shooting and deadly poke-checking." He was also said to have great speed.

The Maroons folded in 1938. Robinson, Baldy Northcott and Russ Blinco were sold to the Chicago Black Hawks. After a season in Chicago he returned to Montreal to play 11 games with the Canadiens. He broke his jaw in practice and finished the year in the minor leagues.

Robinson, who scored 181 points in 417 games, was a player/coach in the minor leagues until 1942 when he joined Canada's army efforts.

Robinson later owned the Haliburton Lodge. He passed away in 1986.

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