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Toronto Maple Leafs, Nick Robertson
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Nick Robertson

Nick Robertson’s young career is not going the way he or the Toronto Maple Leafs expected.

With one injury after another, he has never been able to play more than 15 games a season. Last season he registered five points in 15 games. Over three seasons with the Leafs, Robertson has recorded seven points in 31 games.

There is no indication yet if Robertson will be healthy when the season starts, but according to, he is currently on injured reserve.

Due to his history with injuries, there is no telling what Robertson can do at the NHL level if he were to play at least half a season (41 games). He had great OHL stats before turning pro, but we’ve yet to see him transition into a full-time NHL player.

If he can become even half as good as his older brother Jason Robertson, then the Toronto Maple Leafs have a player worth holding onto.

This season is Robertson’s last under his entry-level contract (ELC). Due to his injuries and lack of games played should make him easy to re-sign if the Leafs don’t give up on him before then.

It’s too difficult to put together a proper expectation for Robertson, so I’ll base my expectations on him playing half a season of 41 games. He will record eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points, along with 15 blocked shots and 40 hits.