On July 1 2017, the Winnipeg Jets announced that they have agreed to terms with forward and Bellmawr native, Buddy Robinson, on a one-year, two-way contract with an average annual value of $650,000, according to a media release issued by the Jets.
Robinson, 25, split last season between the Ottawa Senators and San Jose Sharks organizations. He played in four games for the Senators and registered 12 points (7G, 5A) in 33 games in the AHL with the Binghamton Senators. The product of Bellmawr, N.J. was traded to San Jose on Jan. 24 and tallied 19 points (10G, 9A) in 33 games with the Barracuda. In the playoffs, he had nine points (4G, 5A) in 15 games with the Barracuda. He has played 278 games in the AHL, tallying 123 points (59G, 64A).
Robinson also made history during the recent Calder Cup playoffs when he scored the first short-handed playoff goal in San Jose Barracuda history.
Of signing with the Jets, Robinson tweeted that he is “excited to be part of the @NHL Jets organization! Time to find a winter jacket.”