Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Torrie Robertson
Torrie Robertson swept through his junior career with the Victoria Cougars of the WHL like a hurricane who could score and fight at the same time. Between 1978 and 1981, he racked up a blend of penalty minutes and points that tended to pique the interest of NHL teams in the hunt for power forwards.

He was selected by the Washington Capitals in 1980 but never really caught on during his three seasons with the club. He spent plenty of time either warming the bench or playing in the AHL with the Hershey Bears. His frustration grew as he found it difficult to improve with such limited ice time being offered.

In 1983, he was liberated in a trade that sent him to the Hartford Whalers. Once settled with his new team, Robertson went to work to shed the goon image that tended to accompany his role. He hopped onto a line with Greg Malone and Bobby Crawford and for the first time in his NHL career, began to put up some offensive numbers to compliment his penalty minutes.

But his momentum came to a crashing halt after a fight with the Habs' Shayne Corson in 1986. Roberston fell to the ice and broke two bones in his leg. As a result, he missed the remainder of the young season. From then on, he struggled to regain his earlier form. He was traded to the Detroit Red Wings midway through the season that followed. In the Motor City, Robertson plodded along for a year and a half before being demoted to play for Adirondack of the AHL.

In 1990-91, he picked up a couple of games with Rochester and Albany before hanging up his blades for good.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1976-77 Nanaimo Clippers BCJHL
1976-77 Victoria Cougars WCJHL 1 0 0 0 0
1977-78 Nanaimo Clippers BCJHL 34 15 15 30 198
1978-79 Victoria Cougars WHL 69 18 23 41 141 15 1 2 3 29
1979-80 Victoria Cougars WHL 72 23 24 47 298 17 5 7 12 117
1980-81 Victoria Cougars WHL 59 45 66 111 274 15 10 13 23 55
1980-81 Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -2
1980-81 Victoria Cougars M-Cup 4 2 2 4 6
1981-82 Washington Capitals NHL 54 8 13 21 204 -1
1981-82 Hershey Bears AHL 21 5 3 8 60
1982-83 Washington Capitals NHL 5 2 0 2 4 -2
1982-83 Hershey Bears AHL 69 21 33 54 187 5 1 2 3 8
1983-84 Hartford Whalers NHL 66 7 13 20 198 -9
1984-85 Hartford Whalers NHL 74 11 30 41 337 -13
1985-86 Hartford Whalers NHL 76 13 24 37 358 -11 10 1 0 1 67
1986-87 Hartford Whalers NHL 20 1 0 1 98 -6
1987-88 Hartford Whalers NHL 63 2 8 10 293 0 6 0 1 1 6
1988-89 Hartford Whalers NHL 27 2 4 6 84 -3
1988-89 Detroit Red Wings NHL 12 2 2 4 63 0 6 1 0 1 17
1989-90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 42 1 5 6 112 -3
1989-90 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 27 3 13 16 47 6 1 1 2 33
1990-91 Rochester Americans AHL 1 0 1 1 0
1990-91 Albany Choppers IHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 442 49 99 148 1751 22 2 1 3 90


Brother of Geordie
WHL Second All-Star Team (1980)
Traded to Hartford by Washington for Greg Adams, October 3, 1983. Traded to Detroit by Hartford for Jim Pavese, March 7, 1989.
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