Robert Eric Skrlac
Left Wing
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 245 pounds
Born: 6.10.76 Campbell River, British Columbia
How he arrived: Never signed with the Sabres; signed as a free agent, 6.17.97
How he left: Retired 9.27.05
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
2003-04
NJ
8
1
0
1
1
22
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Franchise
Career Totals
 
8
1
0
1
1
22
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Skrlac has a special personal tie to me. I'll explain why later.

Skrlac was a brute out on the ice... and I don't mean that he played like one. Necessarily. He was best known as a fighter
is what I'm trying to say.

That and a career minor leaguer. I'd probably have to look it up, but I wouldn't be surprised if he was the record holder
for career PIMs in the history of the Albany River Rats.

At least he got to see a few NHL games before he decided to hang them up. Yup, got himself in a few scraps and even
scored a game-winning goal.

To this day since his retirement, he's a semi-regular on the Alumni special appearance scene. Yup, once in a while, he
makes an appearance at places like the Draft Party at the Rock in 2008. That's just one that comes off the top of my
head.

And finally, that personal tie?

He's my twin brother from a different mother! :)
Entry Draft: 1995 Ninth Round Pick (224th overall) by the
Buffalo Sabres
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