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Jacks Sign Todd Robinson For 2010-11

July 12, 2010 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Odessa Jackalopes News Release

The Odessa Jackalopes announced today that forward Todd Robinson has signed with the team for the 2010-11 Central Hockey League season. The 11-year veteran comes to the Permian Basin after playing most of his career for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the IHL.

Robinson led the International Hockey League in scoring each of the last two years after recording 109 points last season, and 112 points in 2008-09, where he was also named the IHL's Most Valuable Player. In 2006-07, the 32-year-old scored a career-high 44 goals and 123 points in another MVP campaign for Muskegon.

"Todd is a quality player and a top-line center," said head coach Paul Gillis, who coached against Robinson during his tenure in the United Hockey League. "He's a veteran leader, he's won a championship, and we expect him to bring the same production that he's had over the course of his career. We're glad to have him joining our team."

Robinson has appeared in 55 career American Hockey League games with Grand Rapids and Hamilton where he's recorded 35 points (nine goals, 26 assists). Over the course of his career the Trail, British Columbia native has appeared in 743 games, scored 282 goals, and tallied 753 assists for 1,035 points.

"It's an exciting time for me in my career," said Robinson. "This is a change for me to a new league and a new team, but I know Odessa's been a good team over the last couple years trying to take that next step so I just want to come in and do my part to help the organization win a championship."

The Odessa Jackalopes are the Central Hockey League affiliate for the NHL's New York Islanders and the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The team will begin its 14th season in the Permian Basin in October 2010. Season tickets, mini-plans, and single game tickets are available by calling (432) 552-PUCK or visiting jackalopes.org.

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