Stephane Robidas, a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman, currently plays for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL).
For most of his career,Robidas has had to deal with skeptics who did not believe he was capable of being a top-tier NHL rearguard. There are few skeptics now. He is seventh in defensemen scoring with 27 points and is amongst the NHL’s hit leaders. He also blocks shots with the best blueliners in the league.
Robidas is known for his commitment to the game. He won TSN’s “No Guts, No Glory” contest, an unofficial award for the 2008–09 NHL season’s toughest player. He was selected as the winner after a loose puck had broken his jaw in a game against the Phoenix Coyotes; Robidas missed only one shift after the incident and went on to play more minutes than any other skater in that game.