|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Robinson had been an assistant for a long time as well as coach for the Kings for a short time when
opportunity presented itself after Robbie Ftorek was let go just 2 weeks away from the start of the 2000
playoffs. He would take the job in an interim role. All he did was lead the team to a Stanley Cup win.
He would take the job on a permanent basis, and all he did the following year was fall one win short of a
Things didn't go as well the following season. He was let go after about 50 games, where the team was
only just below .500, relegated back to assistant for the remainder of the season.
He would become the coach again when Pat Burns resigned due to a relapse of cancer. He wouldn't last
the full season in 05-06, either. However, he left the job on his own, resigning due to stress and other
He would return to New Jersey once more when Brent Sutter became the coach, once again taking an
assistant's job, and once again when John MacLean became the head coach. He stayed for one more
season, that being under Peter DeBoer, before taking the same role with the San Jose Sharks in a move
to be closer to his family (daughter and grandkids, specifically) in California.
With Robinson, whether as the head man or an assistant, you know you're gonna learn how to play
defense the right way. After all, you'd be learning from a Hall of Fame defenseman that played in the
NHL for 20 years.
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise
|Larry Clark Robinson
Born: 6.2.51 Winchester, Ontario