Physical: 5’9″, 161 pounds
2018 TLN Prospect Ranking: N/A
Draft Information: 2nd round, 53rd overall in 2019
‘Tis the first week of September, which means we are down to the top four prospects. Next up is who is I believe to be the Leafs’ best forward prospect, Nicholas Robertson.
So, let’s dive into what makes the little guy tick.
Why is He in this Tier?
The Leafs drafted Robertson 53rd overall in the 2019 Draft, for which he was barely old enough to qualify (he was 4 days from 2020-eligibility), and therefore, made him one of the youngest players drafted.
Many scouts had Robertson ranked well above the 53rd spot — Button (28), Wheeler (30), Pronman (25) — with all having him pegged as a first-round talent. We’ll get into why he wasn’t drafted there in a moment, but he clearly has the respect of scouts, and the Leafs had to be pleasantly surprised that he was there at 53.
On the surface, Robertson looks like really good value for the Leafs at 53.
Full transparency, if Robertson was a few inches taller and didn’t have the body of a 15 year old, he absolutely doesn’t fall to the second round, …
Author: Rachel Doerrie / The Leafs Nation