There is an updated article on this player here: Nathan Robinson
Ontario Hockey League grad Nathan Robinson finds himself without a home after recently being released by Adler Mannheim of Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Robinson was in his third season (2nd consecutively) with Mannheim and his fifth in the DEL. Rumour has it, Nathan is off to the Vienna Capitals of Austria’s Erste Bank Eishockey Liga.
Nathan Robinson played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1998-99 to 2001-02, all with the Belleville Bulls. In his first season, the Bulls beat the London Knights to win the Robertson Cup as OHL playoff champs. In his final season, his 110 points was good enough to win the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the league’s top point getter. Robinson was named a Canadian Hockey League First Team All-Star.
Undrafted, Nathan has had a cup of coffee in the NHL. He played five games with the Detroit Red Wings in 2003-04 and two games with the Boston Bruins in 2005-06.
Robinson has made it somewhat of a habit to finish second in team scoring throughout his professional career. he was second in each of the following seasons:
2003-04 Grand Rapids Griffins-AHL 50 pts.
2005-06 Providence Bruins-AHL 60 pts.
2006-07 Adler Mannheim-DEL 44 pts.
2007-08 Eisbaren Berlin-DEL 54 pts.
2008-09 Eisbaren Berlin-DEL 51 pts.
Nathan’s string of three consecutive DEL championships was broken last season. This year’s version of Adler Mannheim isn’t likely to win the championship either, sitting in ninth out of fourteen teams in the DEL.
Nathan leaves behind former Ontario Hockey League grads, Fred Brathwaite and Justin Papineau. Papineau was a teammate of Robinson’s in Belleville. They both appear in this previous post at OHL Alumni Central featuring players from the 1998-99 Robertson Cup winning team.
Nathan Robinson appears in a previous post featuring winners of the Eddie Powers Trophy that are still active in professional hockey.