Rob Blake spent half of his 21-season career playing for the LA Kings, a team he would later join as general manager. Throughout his career, Blake won the Norris Trophy for the league’s top defender in 1998 and won the Cup in 2001 while playing with the Colorado Avalanche. Outside the league, the defender won a world championship in 1994 and again in 1997, and an Olympic gold in 2002. Blake, who retired with 777 points in 1,270 career games, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.
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