Top Leafs Outside the NHL: #2 Nick Robertson

Well, after a run of Marlies players through most of the top 10, we return to junior hockey and take a look at Nick Robertson. Of all the players in the rankings, no one scored higher on potential upside and talent than Nick Robertson. If this was a straight up prospect ranking there is a very good chance that we would be considering Robertson the number one guy, but as much as he’s answered a lot of questions about what he can do this year, the one question remains, “Is Nick Robertson NHL ready?”

The @NHL extends Player Development Agreements for the 2020-21 season.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 28, 2020
The NHL’s decision yesterday complicates things for Nick Robertson a little more. The Leafs don’t have an AHL option for him next season, and it largely comes down to if he’s not a Leaf, he’s going to be returning to the OHL, and another question comes from that, “what more can he accomplish there?”
Let’s look at some of those accomplishments…


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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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