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Earl Cooper Robertson "Robbie" (born November 24, 1911 in Bengough, Saskatchewan – January 1 1979) was a professional ice hockey goaltender who played 190 games in the National Hockey League. He played with the Detroit Red Wings and New York Americans.

He played junior hockey with the Regina Falcons in 1925-26 and 1926-27. After that season he went on an odyssey throughout North America until his big break in 1937.

During the 1937 Stanley Cup playoffs regular goaltender Normie Smith was injured. Robertson was called on play 6 games in the playoffs. Earl was in net the day Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup in 1937. His name was engraved on the cup for helping Detroit win their third championship.

After that Robertson was traded to the New York Americans. He played with them until they folded in 1942 when he retired.

He made a brief comeback with the Edmonton Vics who won the Alberta senior championship in 1943-44.

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Highlights from Game 1 of the 1937 Finals. Several goals are shown including ones by the Rangers Butch Keeling and Frank Boucher and the Wings Syd Howe. The Wings used Normie Smith (who wears a hat) and Earl Robertson in net, both are shown.

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