The Play Maker Rob Hennigar

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Updated: January 21, 2014
Rob Hennigar Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts | Newfoundland Hockey Talk

When the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts signed Rob Hennigar they knew he was a great hockey player. They had all the confidence in what they were being told about this player and with the power the Cats already had up front, Hennigar could do nothing to hurt them.

Hennigar wasn’t known a goal scorer and he’s the first to admit his greatest asset he brings to any team is his ability to set his teammates up in the perfect position to score.

Look at Hennigar’s stats through his career, it’s obvious that his description of himself is extremely accurate. What’s even more noticeable is there’s always one or two players on his team that is leading scoring in their respective leagues. This hasn’t changed here in the Newfoundland and Labrador Senior Hockey League. Just ask Andre Gill of the Cataracts. His goal production is close to where it was at the end of the last season and he has eight more games to go.

So far in 16 games (at the time this article was written), Rob Hennigar has collected 30 points, 26 of those coming as helpers as he does what he does best, ensure that his teammates are in position to score.

It’s surprising that Hennigar hasn’t signed a long term contract with the many pro-teams he’s been selected for or made it to the NHL. In 2008 he signed a two-way contract wit the New York Islanders after he racked up 58 points in (15 goals and 43 assists) just 27 regular-season games with the University of New Brunswick hockey team. After being dealt to the Carolina Hurricanes and battling through the many pro-leagues he’s been in, whether the AHL, ECHL or the German Elite League, Hennigar has always produced.

With Hennigar in the line up the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts are that much better. With the Caribous munching that the heels of the Cats for first place in the NLSHL, Hennigar’s teammates better be prepared. You can look at this wiley veteran to feed them the puck and be in the thick of every play.

As the leading scorer in the NLSHL a point ahead of Jordan Escott of the Eastlink CeeBee Stars, it’s going to be a fun finish to this season. The only questions remaining is can Hennigar lead the Cataracts to a league championship, win the scoring race and be back in Grand Falls-Windsor next season?

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