Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Robb Stauber
Netminder Robb Stauber made 62 appearances for the LA Kings and Buffalo Sabres in the 80s and 90s. He was a top prospect in college then went on to a solid career as a pro split between the NHL and the minors.

Born in Duluth, Minnesota Stauber was chosen 107th overall by the Kings in 1986 after a fine year with Denfield High School. In 1986-87 he began a fine three-year stay at the University of Minnesota. He accumulated 70 wins in college and was named the winner of the Hobey Baker Award and a WCHA first team all-star in 1988.

Stauber made it into a couple of NHL games in 1989-90 but spent most of his first three pro seasons in the AHL and IHL. As Kelly Hrudey's back up he won fifteen games for the Kings in 1992-93 and made four appearances in the playoffs when the club reached the Stanley Cup final for the first time in franchise history.

In February, 1995, he was part of the multi-player trade with the Sabres that was centred on star goalie Grant Fuhr. By the 1995-96 season Stauber was back in the minors where he was a solid player in the AHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1984-85 Duluth-Denfield Wildcats High-MN 22 0 1.70
1985-86 Duluth-Denfield Wildcats High-MN 27 0 3.26
1986-87 University of Minnesota WCHA 20 13 5 0 0 3.53
1986-87 United States WJC-A 4 4.64
1987-88 University of Minnesota WCHA 44 34 10 0 5 2.72
1988-89 University of Minnesota WCHA 34 26 8 0 0 2.43
1988-89 United States WEC-A 6 3 3 0 0 3.64
1989-90 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 1 0 0 7.95
1989-90 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 14 6 6 2 0 3.03 5 2 3 0 4.77
1990-91 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 33 13 16 4 1 3.67
1990-91 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 4 1 2 0 0 4.13
1991-92 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 22 8 12 1 0 3.86
1992-93 Los Angeles Kings NHL 31 15 8 4 0 3.84 4 3 1 0 4.00
1993-94 Los Angeles Kings NHL 22 4 11 5 1 3.41
1993-94 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 3 1 1 0 0 6.42
1994-95 Los Angeles Kings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 7.50
1994-95 Buffalo Sabres NHL 6 2 3 0 0 3.79
1995-96 Rochester Americans AHL 16 6 7 1 0 3.53
1996-97 Portland Pirates AHL 30 13 13 2 0 3.06
1997-98 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 39 20 10 6 2 2.40 7 3 4 0 4.29
1998-99 Manitoba Moose IHL 5 2 1 1 0 4.78
NHL Totals 62 21 23 9 1 3.80 4 3 1 0 4.00


WCHA First All-Star Team (1988)
WCHA Goaltender of the Year (1988, 1989)
WCHA Most Valuable Player (1988)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1988)
Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (1988)
WCHA Second All-Star Team (1989)
Traded to Buffalo by Los Angeles with Alexei Zhitnik, Charlie Huddy and Los Angeles' 5th round choice (Marian Menhart) in 1995 Entry Draft for Philippe Boucher, Denis Tsygurov and Grant Fuhr, February 14, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 27, 1996. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, September 2, 1997.
Scored a goal while with Rochester (AHL), October 9, 1995.