The 2022-23 season is an important one for Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson, who is determined to cement his place on the NHL roster and avoid spending more time in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies.
Hopes have been high for Robertson ever since he was selected in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2019 Draft, and this season could see him finally make the jump up to the NHL on a full-time basis. Last season, Robertson demonstrated he is more than capable in the minors with 16 goals and 28 total points in 28 games and earned himself a 10-game stint with the Leafs.
Robertson was played sparingly during his spell in the NHL, scoring his first goal in the league in a 6-4 loss to the Vancouver Canucks in March, registering no further points while averaging just 10:16 of ice time. While his sample size has been extremely small, Robertson’s talent and performances in the AHL should give the Leafs enough confidence to give him a longer look from the start of the season.
Robertson is a high-skill player and if the Toronto Maple Leafs want to see him succeed sooner rather than later, then he needs to be given a role in the top six a …
Author: James Reeve / The Leafs Nation