The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Thursday morning that forward Nick Robertson, who was drafted by the team with the 53rd overall pick in 2019, has inked a three-year entry-level deal.
.@SportChek Player Alert: The @MapleLeafs have signed forward Nicholas Robertson to a three-year entry level contract.
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— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) September 19, 2019
Robertson, a native of Arcadia, California, stands at just 5-foot-9 and 161 lbs. But his shifty, offensive-minded playing style has helped him massively thrive at the OHL level for two seasons already — and although he didn’t turn 18 until September 11th, he’s already looking like he could be one of the best players to come out of this year’s second round.
The Leafs didn’t draft in the first round this season, sending their 2019 first-rounder to the Los Angeles Kings in the deal that brought Jake Muzzin to the GTA. That made Robertson their first pick of the summer, leaving the Leafs idle on the first day of the draft for the first time since 2010.
Second-round picks are, at best, a toss-up for NHL success, but Robertson is already looking like he could be one …
Author: Cat Silverman / The Leafs Nation