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.