Height/Weight: 5’9, 183 LBS
Contract: Final year of Entry Level Deal, $800K Cap-Hit
Draft: 2nd Round, 53rd Overall, 2019
Role: Scoring Winger, if he makes the team.
Career Highs: 2 Goals, 3 Assists for 5 Points in 15 Games 2022-23
Last Year’s Scoring: See Above
Last Year 5v5 Scoring/ Rate: 1 Goal 4 Points, 1.68 P/60
On-Ice 5v5 Stats: Cori-For 50% ; Shots-For 49%; Scoring-Chances-For 53% Goals-For 55 % Expected Goals 50%
Status: Robertson has had horrible injury luck and has played sparingly the last few years. He has a motor that doesn’t stop and an elite shot. If healthy he is a key component of this team because they are desperate for quality players on cheap contracts.
Expectations: Low. Robertson just has to stay healthy and contribute. At this point, anything he does is found-money.
Notes: Since 1990 every player who scored as much as he scored, at his age, in the OHL, has a 40 goal NHL season to their name. If he can stay healthy his potential is that he can be a star player.
An exceptional preseason showing or an injury to a forward higher on the depth chart is probably necessary for Robertson to start the season with the Leafs. He is likely ticketed for the Toronto Marlies to start the year.
No matter where Robertson starts the season, he needs to stay healthy. He has been the recipient of misfortune related to injury.
To start his career he has already dealt with significant injuries to his shoulder, leg, and groin along with a concussion. The missed time has taken away important development opportunities and hindered his chance to establish himself as an NHL regular.
Robertson needs to prove to the Leafs he can be relied on. He has reached a point in his tenure with the Leafs where he can remain healthy and provide offensive production, otherwise, he will be surpassed by other recently drafted prospects such as Matthew Knies, Fraser Minten, and Easton Cowan.