Nick Robertson called this past season with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies a “rough one.” He suffered a knee injury, an oblique injury during the middle of the year, and a concussion that ended his season. The 20-year-old, though, is ready to flip the script and enter a brand new chapter.
“I’m excited. I think, first off, I’m healthy, right. Last year, I had to deal with an injury prior to camp, and having multiple injuries during the year ruined my momentum and my overall confidence.” Said Robertson to the media at the beginning of Leafs development camp. “So now, I’m healthy, I’m ready to go and now the season’s looking more like normal, starting in October, longer season, fans back in the building, so I’m looking forward to that.“
Entering this development camp, two things that Senior Director of Player Development, Hayley Wickenheiser, echoed for Robertson was to “dial it back a bit” and allow the play to come to him. Through the camp, he improved on being more patient with opportunities, said Wickenheiser. For dialling it back, though, I don’t believe Robertson will do that anytime soon.
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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation