Rene Robert to Appear at Jackson Center

JAMESTOWN – On Tuesday, May 6, Rene Robert, member of the Buffalo Sabres’ legendary “French Connection” will be at the Robert H. Jackson Center as part of the Spring Continuing Legal Education Seminar.

A guest speaker during the seminar’s luncheon, Robert will share some of his most memorable NHL career experiences followed by an interview with Jackson Center founder/board member Greg Peterson.

“The French Connection,” which consisted of Rick Martin, Gilbert Perreault and Robert were the definitive line of the Buffalo Sabres that helped produce the team’s first trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1975.

Robert played right wing for the Sabres from 1972-1979. During those eight seasons, he totaled 222 goals and 330 assists, for a total of 532 points, including 32 game-winners in 525 games.

As an inductee to the class of the 1994 Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, Robert was attributed as, “not only a great player, but also to one of the greatest scoring lines in the history of professional hockey.”

In 1975, he became the first right winger in Sabres’ history to score more than 100 points during a single season and was voted MVP. The Sabres retired his number, 14, in 1995.

The Continuing Legal Education Seminar and luncheon are free of charge. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. For more information, contact The Robert H. Jackson Center at 483-6646, or email