April 22, 2016

Geordie Robertson

Geordie Robertson signed with the Buffalo Sabres in the summer of 1979. He was never drafted even after a high scoring career with his hometown Victoria Cougars of the WHL.

After signing with the Sabres, Robertson was assigned to the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester. Robertston, the brother of NHLer Torrie Robertson, would become a fan favorite in Rochester.

On a team loaded with offensive talent, Geordie Robertson was Rochester's go-to guy on the ice. A former 64-goal scorer in junior hockey, Robertson regained his touch in 1982-83, his fourth pro season. The 23-year-old center scored 46 times and set franchise records with 73 assists and 119 points, marks that still stands today. Making the season even sweeter was Robertson's first NHL call up. He participated in 5 games with the Sabres that season, collecting 2 goals and 1 assists. Upon his return to Rochester, the team MPV would lead the Amerks to the 1983 Calder Cup Championship.

Robertson returned to the Americans line up for the 1983-84 and 1984-85 seasons, but never got another sniff from the Sabres. He opted to sign as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings in the summer of 1985, but would never play in Detroit either. He was assigned to Detroit's AHL affiliate in Adirondack at the beginning of the 1985-86 season. Robertson cemented his status as one of the top AHL players of the 1980s when he led his team in scoring and to the 1986 Calder Cup Championship.

Robertson played with Adirondack for the 1986-87 season before heading overseas to Finland for the 1987-88 season. Even though he spent a good part of the 1987-88 season in Finland. He finished the year by returning to Adirondack for their playoff drive.

Robertson returned to Rochester for the 1988-89 season for one final year. He would retire at season's end, but would remain in the area. He would gain employment in the financial planning sector and would coach at Monroe Community College in Rochester.

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