Using NHL 20 to predict Nick Robertson’s career

The Toronto Maple Leafs are back! And as we saw on Sunday in Game 1 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, there’s a new face in the blue and white who’s kind of a big deal. Nick Robertson is currently the brightest prospect in the Leafs system and he just became the first 18-year-old NHL player to debut in the playoffs since Jarome Iginla in 1996. Thanks to an impressive draft + one season in the OHL, it’s finally his time to impact the NHL, well ahead of his original timeframe.
With the current hype around Robertson, I thought it would be fun to think about what his career may bring. This is where my love for video games crossed over with my love for hockey. EA Sports’ NHL 20 video game offers a lot of head-to-head fun with realistic hockey gameplay. But one of the game’s most loved aspects is its realistic simulation engine, which I’ve admittedly spent hours on hours experimenting with in my time by controlling various teams and finding out what their future’s hold.
The game allows players to simulate up to 25 seasons into the future, so I …

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Author: Matthew Rodrigopulle / The Leafs Nation

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