Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Robin Burns
Left-winger Robin Burns played nearly 200 NHL games in the 1970s. He was a decent goal scorer whose career statistics would have been better if his time was spent with better teams.

The Montreal native played a year with Notre Dame de Grace before joining the Montreal Junior Canadiens in 1964-65. He was a solid grinder for three years in junior then played two seasons in the CHL with the Houston Apollos. After spending a year with the Montreal Voyageurs of the AHL, Burns was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins by the Montreal Canadiens.

Burns played sparingly for the Pens during his three years with their organization. Much of his time was spent with the Hershey Bears of the AHL where he led all playoff scorers with ten goals in 14 games while helping the club win the Calder Cup in 1974. Burns received his best shot to play in the NHL after he was claimed by the expansion Kansas City Scouts in June 1974. He scored 31 goals in two seasons and was a major boost to the club's power play. He also provided grit and leadership but the young team struggled and only looked good when compared to their expansion cousins, the Washington Capitals. Burns retired after being phased out when the club retooled prior to its move to Colorado in 1976.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1963-64 Montreal NDG Monarchs MMJHL 44 13 16 29 50 18 3 5 8 27
1963-64 Montreal NDG Monarchs M-Cup 13 3 5 8 14
1964-65 Montreal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 39 1 5 6 66 7 2 1 3 8
1965-66 Montreal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 42 6 2 8 97 10 0 4 4 20
1966-67 Montreal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 46 11 12 23 99 4 1 2 3 6
1967-68 Houston Apollos CPHL 65 21 25 46 41
1968-69 Houston Apollos CHL 61 12 18 30 63 3 0 0 0 0
1969-70 Montreal Voyageurs AHL 62 13 7 20 33 8 0 1 1 0
1970-71 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 10 0 3 3 4 +1
1970-71 Amarillo Wranglers CHL 46 16 24 40 49
1971-72 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 0 0 0 8 -4
1971-72 Hershey Bears AHL 65 18 15 33 58 4 1 1 2 10
1972-73 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 26 0 2 2 20 -6
1972-73 Hershey Bears AHL 39 22 25 47 51
1973-74 Hershey Bears AHL 74 31 35 66 77 14 10 4 14 6
1974-75 Kansas City Scouts NHL 71 18 15 33 70 -40
1975-76 Kansas City Scouts NHL 78 13 18 31 37 -40
NHL Totals 190 31 38 69 139


Traded to Pittsburgh by Montreal for cash, October 2, 1970. Claimed by Kansas City from Pittsburgh in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974.
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