SKA Hockey Club has signed a contract with Mat Robinson, a defenseman who has won the KHL Gagarin Cup and a bronze medal at the Olympic Games. He has been playing in the KHL since the 2013/2014 campaign, competing against SKA on more than 50 occasions. The agreement will run for one season until 30 April 2022.
Robinson will join SKA on October 1. He will wear the number 37 on his jersey.
Mat Robinson was born on 20 June 1986 in Calgary, Canada. He stands 176 centimeters tall and weighs 82 kilograms, shooting the puck with his right arm. He initially played for the Calgary system, before moving to Europe in the 2010/2011 season where he played for Sparta Sarpsborg in Norway and Timra in Sweden. In the 2013/2014 season, he transferred to the KHL, going on to play for Dinamo Riga, Dynamo Moscow and CSKA Moscow. He won a bronze medal with Canada at the 2018 Olympic Games, subsequently winning the Gagarin Cup a year later. Mat has also won the Norwegian league, has participated in the KHL All-Star Game three times and held the best plus/minus rating in the 2015/2016 and 2019/2020 seasons. Overall, Mat has earned 217 (71+146) points and a +222 plus/minus rating in 500 KHL matches.