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Robbie Ftorek

Full name: Robert Brian "Robbie" Ftorek
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: January 2, 1952 in Needham, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Detroit Red Wings, Detroit (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Other SR Links: Coaching at Hockey-Reference.com, Hockey-Reference.com

Biography

In high school, Robbie Ftorek was All-State in soccer but it was hockey for which he was best known. He broke the state scoring record as a freshman, and then broke his own record every year until he graduated. Eschewing college hockey Ftorek was so talented that he was given the chance to play Junior A in Canada, a chance he accepted. After a year with the Halifax Atlantics, and his Olympic exposure, Ftorek was signed by the Detroit Red Wings. He played little for them in two years, spending most of his time with their minor league club. However, in 1974, he was signed by the Phoenix Roadrunners of the WHA, and it was in that league that Ftorek began to fulfill his potential. With Phoenix for three years, and the Cincinnati Stingers for two, he made all-WHA twice, second team all-WHA twice, was the league MVP in 1977, and voted the league’s Player of the Year by The Sporting News in 1979. When the WHA disbanded in 1979, Ftorek signed with the Quebec Nordiques and, after two years, was traded to the New York Rangers. He played in the NHL thru 1985, finishing his career with 77 goals and 227 points. After his playing career ended, he became a coach, and coached in the NHL from 1989 thru 2003.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Standings 2 1972-02-03 0 2 0
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #1 2 1972-02-05 SWE 5, USA 1 0 0 0
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #5 1 1972-02-07 USA 5, TCH 1 0 0 0
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #9 2 1972-02-09 URS 7, USA 2 0 0 0
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #11 1 1972-02-10 USA 4, FIN 1 0 1 0
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Final Round Match #13 1 1972-02-12 USA 6, POL 1 0 1 0
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ice Hockey United States USA Qualifying Round Match #3 1 1972-02-04 USA 5, SUI 3 0 0 0