Case 5

Larry Robinson

Stanley Cup Winner as Player and as Coach

larry robinson   (1951 - 
nickname:  BiG Bird

 

Larry Robinson played defence in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens for seventeen years, during which time they won six Stanley Cups.  He also played for the Los Angeles Kings for three years.

 

He was known as “Big Bird” due to his size and strong and mobile defensive presence on the ice.  He won the trophy for most outstanding defensive player twice, and also for the most valuable player in the playoffs.  Robinson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995. His name is well known as a coach too, with a successful career coaching the New Jersey devils for many years and many wins.