Rob Flick
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Rob Flick

Hometown:

London Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-03-28

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Trade with Chicago, 2013

Weight:

205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: Rob Flick skated in 48 games for Mississauga-St. Michael’s in his first OHL season. He scored 4 goals with 4 assists and was -1 with 69 PMs as the Majors finished second in their division and reached the second round of the playoffs. He skated in 10 of 11 playoff games for the Majors and scored 1 goal with 1 assist and finished -1 with 14 PMs.

2009-10: In his second season with the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors, Flick scored 15 goals, 19 assists for 34 points in 65 games. The centerman added a team-leading 157 PIMs during the regular season. In 16 playoff games, he recorded 2 goals, 2 assists, and 44 PIMs. Flick was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth round, 120th overall, of the 2010 NHL Draft.

2010-11: Flick finished fourth on Mississauga with 27 goals and 57 points in 68 games for the Majors. He led the team by a wide margin with 168 PIMs in the regular season. He added 8 goals and 8 assists for 16 points in 20 playoff games as the Majors eventually lost the OHL Championship in 7 games to Owen Sound. As Memorial Cup hosts, however, the Majors still had a good run in the CHL’s postseason tournament, falling in the title game to the Saint John Sea Dogs. Flick tied for second on the Majors with 2 goals, both of which were game-winners, and had 1 assist in 5 Memorial Cup games.

2011-12: Flick split his first pro season between AHL Rockford and Toledo in the ECHL. After skating in one October game with the IceHogs, he was sent to Toledo and played in 17 games with the Walleye. He returned to Rockford at the beginning of December  and finished the season in the AHL. In 45 games with Rockford he scored 7 goals with 6 assists and was plus-two with 91 penalty minutes. Flick scored 4 goals with 6 assists in 17 games with the Walleye and was minus-two with 43 penalty minutes. Neither Rockford nor Toledo made the playoffs in their respective leagues.

2012-13: Flick spent his second pro season in the AHL — skating in 51 games for Chicago’s AHL affiliate in Rockford and then finishing the season with Providence after being acquired by the Bruins from the Blackhawks in an April 2013 trade. He scored 3 goals with 2 assists and was -11 with 97 penalty minutes with the IceHogs. In five games with Providence he had no points and was an even plus/minus with 7 penalty minutes. Providence finished first in the Atlantic Division and reached the second round in the playoffs.Flick did not play in any playoff games.

2013-14: Flick played in 53 of 76 games for Bruins AHL affiliate Providence in his first season in the Boston organization. Playing primarily an energy, enforcer role for the P-Bruins in his third pro season, he scored 2 goals with 5 assists and was -3 with 92 penalty minutes. Providence finished third in the Atlantic Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Flick did not appear in any playoff games. 

Talent Analysis

Flick brings size and good checking ability. He does not project as much of a scorer but he has a decent set of hands and a high hockey IQ.

Future

Flick attended his first NHL camp with the Bruins before being assigned to AHL affiliate Providence at the beginning of the 2014-15 season. Now in his fourth pro season — and final year of his original three-year entry-level contract — Flick has topped 10 goals for the P-Bruins, the most of his pro career. His role at the NHL level, however, will likely be that of an energy line, checking forward; willing to fight when called upon to stand up for teammates or to change the momentum of a game.

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