This year’s World Junior Championship is underway and three Leafs prospects took the ice on Thursday afternoon in their first games of the tournament.
One of those prospects was 2019 second-round pick, Nicholas Robertson. The 18-year-old forward and his American teammates faced off against Team Canada in a high-event Boxing Day matchup.
Robertson started the tournament on the first line, to the left of Senators prospect Shane Pinto and Islanders first-rounder Oliver Wahlstrom. He was also deployed on the team’s top power-play unit. Team USA’s coaching staff seem to be high on Robertson, and for good reason – all he has done in the OHL this season, at the Summer Showcase this past summer, and in the recent pre-tournament games is work hard and score goals.
Thursday afternoon’s matchup against the Canadians was no different.
While Robertson did get off to a bit of a quiet start, the Leafs prospect and his linemates improved as the game progressed. As he typically does, Robertson made smart decisions with the puck, provided energy away from it, and eventually put up a couple of points.
Here are a few standout plays from his game:
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