We may still be a long ways away from any current Maple Leafs hitting the ice, but a few prospects have already gotten a head start.
Nicholas Robertson, the Leafs’ most recent 2nd round selection, took the ice today with his American teammates to take on the Finns in the World Junior Summer Showcase.
Robertson, wearing #14, skated on a line with LA Kings prospect, Arthur Kaliyev at right-wing, and usually Islanders prospect, Blade Jenkins (or sometimes Anaheim first-rounder, Trevor Zegras) in the middle. Kaliyev is a player that Robertson is quite familiar with; they both play in the same conference in the OHL, they were linemates at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup last August for Team USA, and they were linemates at the CHL Top Prospects Game last season.
Here’s a quick summary of how he did today along with my thoughts on his performance:
In the first period, Robertson scored an absolute beauty of a shot off the rush:
Nick Robertson scores for USA White on the PP. Play starts with a nice gap & close by Wilde in D zone. 1-0 USA White #WJSS pic.twitter.com/ibrC6i6VbG
— Joey Battaino (@joeybattaino) July 27, 2019
Robertson goes into …
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