|Robert Roy Lorimer
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 pounds
Born: 8.25.53 Toronto, Ontario
|How he arrived: Traded by the New York Islanders with Dave Cameron for Rockies' 1st round pick
in the 1983 E.D., 10.1.81
How he left: Retired after 85-86 season
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Lorimer was plain and simple a stay-at-home defenseman, and an effective one at that. As an Islander, he didn't need to
be anything else, having been paired with Denis Potvin and Mike McEwen, both known as blueline quarterbacks, during
his time on the Island.
Another contribution to the Isles: the trade that brought him to the Rockies gave them the pick that became Pat
His first few seasons with the Rockies/Devils were solid ones for Lorimer, but in his last couple seasons, injuries were
more prevalent, more particularly in his knees. I can't verify this, but I think bad knees ultimately lead to his retirement.
He had earned a degree at Michigan Tech in business administration, and put it to use after retirement, working in
investment banking in his home province, and later on for Prudential Financial and the Sceptre Investment Council.
|Entry Draft: 1973 Ninth Round Pick (129th overall) by the
New York Islanders