Sharks' Blake retires

Sharks' Blake retires

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 18 (UPI) -- San Jose Sharks defenseman and team captain Rob Blake said Friday he's calling it a career after 20 NHL seasons.

NHL: Colorado 2, San Jose 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- Chris Stewart scored the game-winner with under a minute to play Wednesday in the Colorado Avalanche's 2-1 Western Conference quarterfinal win over San Jose.

NHL: San Jose 2, Calgary 1

CALGARY, Alberta, April 7 (UPI) -- Rob Blake and Jamie McGinn scored Tuesday to help the San Jose Sharks beat Calgary 2-1 and clinch the Pacific Division championship.

NHL: San Jose 4, Minnesota 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 23 (UPI) -- Joe Pavelski and Dany Heatley notched first-period goals Tuesday, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 4-1 win over Minnesota.

NHL: San Jose 4, Nashville 3

NASHVILLE, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Dany Heatley scored a decisive power-play goal in the third period of San Jose's 4-3 road victory over the Nashville Predators Saturday.

NHL: San Jose 4, Anaheim 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 22 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau's third-period power-play goal Tuesday kept the San Jose Sharks alive with a 4-3 win over Anaheim in the Western Conference quarterfinals.

NHL: New Jersey 6, San Jose 5

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Dave Clarkson's second goal of the game with 3:32 to play Sunday turned out to be the winner for the New Jersey Devils in a 6-5 decision over San Jose.

NHL: San Jose 5, Boston 2

BOSTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau had a goal and two assists for San Jose, which scored three times in a 6-minute span of the third period Tuesday and topped Boston 5-2.

NHL: San Jose 4, Vancouver 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau had two goals Saturday night to lead the San Jose Sharks past Vancouver 4-2.

NHL: San Jose 5, Vancouver 0

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Evgeni Nabokov made 33 saves Tuesday, backstopping San Jose to a 5-0 victory over Vancouver.

NHL: San Jose 3, Phoenix 2

GLENDALE, Ariz., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Joe Pavelski scored twice, including the game-winner, Saturday in San Jose's 3-2 come-from-behind win over Phoenix.

NHL: San Jose 7, Washington 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Ryane Clowe scored twice and Rob Blake recorded four assists as the San Jose Sharks remained unbeaten at home, dominating Washington 7-2 Saturday.

NHL: Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 0

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- Erik Ersberg made 35 saves for his second shutout of the season Thursday in carrying the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-0 blanking of Phoenix.

NHL: Montreal 5, Los Angeles 2

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- Guillaume Latendresse had a goal and an assist Saturday to help Montreal beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2.

NHL: Colorado 5, Los Angeles 2

DENVER, March 2 (UPI) -- Left wing Ryan Smyth scored twice before leaving the game with an injury Saturday and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2.
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Rob Blake
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Rob Blake eyes a flying puck against the Edmonton Oilers at Pepsi Center in Denver November 14, 2005. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Robert Bowlby Blake (born December 10, 1969) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 1988, appearing in the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals, winning the James Norris Memorial Trophy and serving as team captain for five seasons in his initial 11 season-stint with the club. In 2001, Blake was traded to the Colorado Avalanche and won a Stanley Cup championship. After a two-season return to Los Angeles, Blake signed with the Sharks in 2008, retiring as its captain after the 2009-10 season.

Internationally, Blake has played for Team Canada in three consecutive Winter Olympics in 1998, 2002 and 2006, winning gold in 2002.

Blake grew up playing minor hockey in his hometown of Simcoe, Ontario on some successful hockey clubs. From Novice to Bantam, Blake won two OMHA championships and was a teammate of future NHL goaltender, Dwayne Roloson.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Rob Blake."
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