The Canadian native is half-Cree, half-Blackfoot, but all hockey player.Being a 21st century kind of guy he even has his own Web site - www.robinbigsnake.com - that includes a bio, stats, a chronology of all 74 of his fights in the WHL and OHL, video of selected fights, interviews and photos.
Big Snake hails from the Siksika Nation, a small band an hour east of Calgary of about 4,200 people.
"There's a lot of talent up there that hasn't been looked at, really. I think in a few years, you'll see more Native players coming into the leagues."
Big Snakes' usual role is one that the Wings have been lacking in the recent years - an enforcer and physical presence to dissuade opponents from taking too many shots at their forwards.Good Luck Big Snake.
"I'm not afraid to stick up to anybody," he said.
"I used to skate on the ponds as a little kid and visualize and pretend I was scoring an overtime goal," Big Snake said. "Now it's a reality and I just have to make it come true."