Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rob Dopson
Goalie Robert Dopson played two games for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1993-94. He was a decent minor pro player who also spent some time in Europe.

Born in Smiths Falls, Ontario Dopson played two years of junior with the OHL's Kitchener Rangers before spending four years at Wilfrid Laurier University in Kitchener. He enjoyed a solid rookie pro season in 1990-91 with the IHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks and the Louisville IceHawks of the ECHL. A month after the season he signed as a free agent with the Penguins.

Dopson played 45 minutes over two games for the Penguins in 1993-94 but spent most of his time between the pipes with the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the IHL. After bouncing around the minors he spent the 1997-98 season with the Ayr Scottish Eagles in Britain before continuing his career with Japan's Nippon Paper Kushiro.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1982-83 Smiths Falls Settlers ON-Jr.B 2 0 1 0 0 10.50
1983-84 Smiths Falls Settlers ON-Jr.B 27 10 14 1 0 5.92
1984-85 Newmarket Flyers ON-Jr.A 32 17 12 5 0 5.12
1984-85 Kitchener Rangers OHL 2 1 1 0 0 4.80
1985-86 Nepean Raiders ON-Jr.A 20 11 3 0 1 3.23
1985-86 Kitchener Rangers OHL 8 5 2 0 0 4.76
1986-87 Smiths Falls Bears ON-Jr.A 30 12 11 5 1 3.59
1987-88 Wilfrid Laurier University OUAA 6 0 4.12
1988-89 Wilfrid Laurier University OUAA 23 0 2.90
1989-90 Wilfrid Laurier University OUAA 22 0 2.59
1990-91 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 24 10 10 0 0 4.34
1990-91 Louisville IceHawks ECHL 3 3 0 0 0 4.00 5 3 1 0 0 3.55
1991-92 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 29 13 12 2 4 3.26 12 8 4 0 0 3.44
1992-93 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 50 26 15 3 1 3.55 4 0 4 0 0 5.91
1993-94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 2 0 0 0 0 4.00
1993-94 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 32 9 10 8 0 3.89
1994-95 Houston Aeros IHL 41 17 16 2 0 3.40 1 0 0 0 0 9.00
1995-96 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 2 1 0 1 0 2.00
1995-96 Kansas City Blades IHL 5 1 0 1 0 3.28
1995-96 Houston Aeros IHL 33 9 13 2 0 3.79
1996-97 Houston Aeros IHL 12 5 4 1 0 3.39
1997-98 Ayr Scottish Eagles BH-Cup 11 0 2.64
1997-98 Ayr Scottish Eagles Britain 29 0 2.42 9 0 2.01
1998-99 Nippon Paper Kushiro Japan 33 0 3.22 5 2 3 0 0 3.62
1998-99 Canada Nat-Tm 3 2 0 0 0 2.86
1998-99 Lake Charles Ice Pirates WPHL 9 4 5 0 1 3.21
1999-00 Nippon Paper Kushiro Japan 25 0 2.71 2 1 1 0 0 1.51
2000-01 Nippon Paper Kushiro Japan 39 19 17 3 0 2.75 3 0 3 0 0 3.58
2001-02 Nippon Paper Kushiro Japan 33 0 2.48
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 0 4.00


Jack Kennedy Trophy (Outstanding Player in OUAA Championship Series) (1990)
OUAA Second All-Star Team (1990)
Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 6, 1991.
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