Doug Robb played four full seasons with the Admirals from 1979-1983. During his time in Milwaukee Robb was a key cog in the offensive machine that was the Milwaukee Admirals.
"Doug Robb was a great hockey player and a great person. Of all of the players I saw in my time with the Admirals, he was the fastest skater," said former Admirals General Manager and Coach Phil Wittliff. "He scored over 50 goals in one year and many of them came on breakaways that he caused because of his speed. He was a left-handed shooting right winger who would fly down the wing and then use his body to fend people from the puck."
To say Robb adjusted quickly to the IHL is an understatement as he won the Gary F. Longman Memorial Trophy for being the best rookie during the 1979-80 season. Dubbed “the fastest man on skates in the Midwest,” by one local reporter, Robb used his speed to total 55 goals during that campaign, which led the team and was good enough for second in the league that year. As a rookie Robb also paced the club with 96 points, which was eighth overall in the IHL.
His rookie season was no fluke as Robb went on to compile goals and points in the next three seasons to place him in the annals of Admirals history. In his four seasons he accumulated 188 goals, the most by an Admiral during that stretch, and 327 points which placed him in fourth and sixth place, respectively, in Admirals team history.
Robb was known for being a consistent, clutch and speedy player. In regular season play he averaged over a point per game (327 points in 307 contests), while averaging just shy of a point in 25 playoff contests. In the route to the Turner Cup Final in 1983 Robb was second on the squad in points (11), behind only John Flesch (12).
Robb played his final season with Milwaukee in 1982-83. The ’82-’83 team is still one of the best teams in Admirals history as they made it to the Turner Cup Finals and Robb was a key contributing member during their run.