Baby Penguins Banter: September 27, 2010 Edition

September 27th, 2010 by Alison Myers Leave a reply »
Welcome to what is going to be a solemn edition of Baby Penguins Banter for today, September 27, 2010.

In this week’s column, I will look back at the life of Darcy Robinson, a former defenseman with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He spent four seasons in the Penguins organization, playing with both the Baby Penguins and the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.

Robinson played 158 games with the Baby Penguins and had 21 points. He played for the Nailers in 16 games over parts of three seasons and had six points.

He left the United States after the 2004-2005 season to join Asiago HC of Serie A in Italy. When he left, no one had any idea that the 2004-2005 campaign was the last one he would play in North America.

In 2005-2006 and 2006-2007, Robinson played 66 games with Asiago, posting 17 points.

But on the first night of the 2007-2008 season, tragedy struck.

During Asiago’s opening game, Robinson had just completed a play and looked to be in good spirits when he suddenly collapsed on the ice. He was taken to a nearby hospital, but died shortly thereafter.

The news came while the game w ...

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