New York Islanders
New York Islanders
Robbie Russo
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RobbieRusso
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 189
BIRTHDATE: 02/15/1993
AGE: 21
BIRTHPLACE: Westmount, IL, USA
DRAFTED: NYI: 2011-95 overall
 
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the fourth round (95th overall) of the 2011 National Hockey League Draft.

LAST SEASON:
Lead Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensemen in scoring with 23 points (5g/18a) in 41 games during his sophomore season in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association...Tied for second on the team in assists, power-play goals (4), game-winning goals (2) and blocked shots (49).

CAREER: 
2011-12: Scored 15 points (4g/11a) in 40 games as a freshman at the University of Notre Dame (CCHA)...Named to the CCHA All-Rookie team and named Notre Dame Rookie of the Year...Finished second among Notre Dame defensemen in points and tied for first in goals and games played...Led all CCHA rookie defensemen in scoring...All four of his goals and eight of his assists came on the power play...Attended 2012 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, NY in August. 

2010-11
Recorded six assists in 24 games during his second season with the U.S. National Team Development Program in the United States Hockey League...Served as Captain for the U.S. Under-18 Team at the World Junior Championships in Germany, scoring eight points (1g/7a) to help lead the team to a gold medal. 

2009-10:
Led all defensemen on the USNTDP with 20 points (3g/17a) in 34 games during his first USHL season... Played for the U.S. Under-18 Team at the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and helped lead Team USA to a gold medal at the 2010 World Under-17 Challenge.