Mat Robinson | A Short Biography

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You probably would have heard of Mat Robinson if you follow Ice hockey regularly. He is a Canadian professional ice hockey player, playing in a defenceman position.

Robinson is a famous player with great shots in the hockey league and a Gagarin cup champion.

Despite being born in Canada, he played for CSKA Moscow of Russia in the Kontinental Hockey League before becoming an unrestricted free agent.

Besides, the ice hockey player has been on the hockey field for more than 12 years now and has played for many teams in the KHL.

Mat Robinson (source: KHL)
Mat Robinson (Source: KHL)

He is one of the players with the best plus/minus in the KHL, having topped the list for two seasons. Likewise, he is also a great scorer in the KHL despite playing in the defense position, getting the most goals by a defenceman in two seasons.

In addition, he also played ice hockey for Canada’s national team and helped Team Canada earn a bronze medal in the 2018 Olympics.

Before entering more details about the hockey player’s life, let’s take a quick look at some facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Mat Robinson 
Known As Mat 
Birth Date June 20, 1986
Birth Place Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Religion Christianity
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Education University of Alaska Anchorage
Horoscope Gemini 
Father’s Name Trevor Robinson
Mother’s Name Cindy
Siblings Unknown
Age 36 Years Old
Height 5 ft 10 in 
Weight 185 lbs (84 kg)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Grey
Build Athletic
Profession Ice Hockey Player
Current Status Unrestricted Free Agent
Teams
  • CSKA Moscow
  • Dynamo Moscow
Position Defense
Active Years 2009-present
Marital Status Single
Wife  N/A
Kids N/A
Net Worth $5 million
Social Media Not Available
Merch CSKA Album Sticker
Last Update February, 2023

Early Life

The Ice Hockey defenceman was born on June 20, 1986, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Mat was born to Trevor Robinson, a former Canora resident, and Cindy.

There is no information about the olympian’s mother and Father except their names. In addition, not much is known about his siblings.

Robinson with his parents (Source: SASKTODAY.ca)
Robinson with his parents (Source: SASKTODAY.ca)

But according to the source, Robinson got into the sport because of his brother and Father. He started playing hockey at age 4.

Talking about his education, Robinson attended the University of Alaska before starting his professional ice hockey career.

Mat Robinson | Height and Weight

The Canadian player weighs about 185 lbs, around 84 kg, and is about 5 feet and 10 inches (178 cm) tall.

Mat has an athletic body, which he obtained from regular exercise and diet. He makes an effort to maintain his body fitness and to be able to play well.

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Details on Career

Early Career 

The 36-year-old Hockey defenceman started playing Hockey at a very early age. He started his career by joining his hometown team Calgary Northstars AAA of the AMHL hockey league. 

He played two seasons with the team, starting his first season in 2001. In addition, he played 11 games for the team in the first season, scoring only one goal and two points.

Robinson continued to play for the Northstars, scoring 10 goals and making 23 points in 32 games.

Later he joined the Calgary Royals of the AJHL league, where he played for two seasons. In his 1st season with the team, he played for 53 games, scored only 4 games but made 23 points.

Similarly, Robinson played 38 games in his last season with the team and scored 11 goals, and made 26 points.

Then he joined the University of Alaska Anchorage and played four seasons with the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves of NCAA Division I college.

Robinson led all UAA defencemen, scoring in his final season, and became the Seawolves’ captain.

Furthermore, he graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences.

In the same 2008-09 season, he signed with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL hockey league.

Professional Career

After graduation, Robinson joined Las Vegas Wranglers and played in the ECHL league at the end of the 2008-09 season.

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Then Robinson got an invitation to the Ottawa Senators rookie camp. He made the Senators’ main training camp roster to start his professional career.

Later, he was assigned to Binghamton Senators affiliate to Ottawa’s American Hockey League. Hence, he split the season playing for Binghamton and the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL.

Subsequently, Robinson decided to move to Europe to grow his career after the 2009-10 season. He signed with the Norwegian club Sparta Warriors. Robinson had a good season with the club, scoring 14 goals and 43 points in 45 games.

Afterward, Robinson moved to the Swedish league and joined Timra IK, where he played for two seasons. In two seasons with the team, he played 110 games, scoring only 11 goals and 43 points.

KHL (Kontinental Hockey League)

Subsequently, Robinson signed with the Latvian club Dinamo Riga of the KHL in 2013. He had an impressive debut season, scoring 10 goals and 27 points in 54 games.

Following his impressive season with Dinamo, Robinson was signed to a lucrative two-year contract with Dynamo Moscow of the KHL on May 3, 2014.

Mat Robinson hockey
Mat Robinson (Source: KHL)

Subsequently, he went on to play with Dynamo for three seasons. After his third season, Robinson was granted free agent status despite still being under the contract due to the club’s debt.

He had the best plus/minus of the KHL in the 2015-16 season. In addition, he became Defenseman of the Month two times and Defenseman of the Week two times.

Hence, Robinson left the club after Dynamo didn’t offer an improved contract and later signed a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow on July 5, 2017.

He played 5 seasons with CSKA Moscow, and in his last season with the team, he scored 5 goals and made 17 points in 52 games.

He has played 403 games, scoring 58 goals and making 184 points in the KHL before becoming an unrestricted free agent.

Olympics

Robinson played with Canada’s National team after being selected to represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics during the 2017-18 season.

In addition, he contributed 1 goal and made 2 points in 6 games, playing in the defensive position. Hence, he helped Canada win the Bronze medal.

Awards and Achievements

Following are some of the ice hockey defenceman’s achievements:

  • 2009 WCHA All-Academic Team
  • Norwegian Champion in the 2010-11 season
  • Gentleman Award in the year 2014
  • KHL Most Goals by Defenseman in the 2015-16 season and 2018-19 season
  • All-Star Game candidate in the years 2016, 2017, and 2019
  • Gagarin Cup winner in the year 2019 with CSKA Moscow
  • KHL’s best plus/minus in the 2015-16 season and 2019-20 season

Mat Robinson | Relationship

The Canadian ice hockey player is very private and not very open about his personal life. Details about his family and his relationship are behind the cover.

However, according to the source, Robinson is currently single and has not previously engaged.

He has ranked on the most popular sportsperson list and the elite list of celebrities born in Canada.

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Mat Robinson | Net Worth 

The Olympian has been playing professional hockey for more than 12 years now. Hence, he has collected a decent amount of fortune under his belt.

According to the source, his recent net worth is estimated at $5 million. Most of his income comes from his hockey career.

Social Media Presence

The Canadian is not much into social media. Hence, there is no official Instagram or Twitter account of Robinson. Similarly, his Facebook account is also not found.

Mat Robinson with his fan (Source: Instagram)
Mat Robinson with his fan (Source: Instagram)

Besides playing ice hockey, he enjoys golf, baseball, and tennis. In addition, he loves to travel to different places and explore them.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Mat Robinson still in KHL?

He is still in KHL but not under any team right now. He is currently an unrestricted free agent.

What was the recent team Mat Robinson played for?

Mat played for CSKA Moscow in the KHL before becoming a free agent. He played five seasons with the team till 2021.

What is Mat Robinson’s education?

Mat attended the University of Alaska Anchorage and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences.

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