The unknown often brings intrigue and there has been plenty of intrigue surrounding the Maple Leafs greatest unknown, 18 year old forward Nick Robertson. Fresh off a dazzling season with the OHL’s Peterborough Petes, Robertson was deservedly invited to compete for a spot in the Leafs playoff lineup.
Handed little more than an opportunity, he began camp near the bottom of the depth chart but his efforts were rewarded as the practices and scrimmages wore on. He spent the latter part of phase 3 skating alongside Alexander Kerfoot and Kasperi Kapanen on the Leafs third line, a spot that was ripe for the taking with Andreas Johnsson still on the shelf.
Sheldon Keefe also confirmed what was obvious, which is that Nick Robertson will play tomorrow night for #Leafs vs. Montreal.
“He is the one guy we’ve had eyes on throughout this.”
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) July 27, 2020
Sheldon Keefe knows what he’s going to get out of his big stars, and he should have a pretty good idea what he’s going to get out of guys like Frederik Gauthier and Pierre Engvall as well. Robertson, however, is something of an X-factor. There’s no …
Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation