Toronto Maple Leafs Top 10 Prospects for the 2023-24 NHL Season

TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 27: Matthew Knies #23 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates with the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game Five of the First Round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on April 27, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Lightning defeated the Maple Leafs 4-2.(Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 27: Matthew Knies #23 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates with the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game Five of the First Round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on April 27, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Lightning defeated the Maple Leafs 4-2.(Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – APRIL 13: Nick Robertson #89 of the Toronto Maple Leafs   (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /

#3. Nick Robertson

Age:  22

Height/Weight:  5’9 183 lbs

Position:  Left Wing

Shoots:  Left

Draft: 2nd Round 53rd overall, 2020

Nick Robertson hasn’t played much hockey in the last three years due to injuries and the Covid Pandemic.

But injuries are random and all hockey players are prone to them.

The NHL is full of small guys who play like Robertson, so I don’t my any of the theorizing about how he plays and his size.

Robertson was #1 last year on our list, and he’s dropped to #3 only because of how good the other two guys are.

His potential is still extremely high.

Robertson has an elite NHL shot and he never quits. He’s an animal out there and like all Leafs prospects, his natural talents are augmented by incredible intelligence.

If he is healthy and hits his potential Robertson will be a 40-50 goals scorer in the NHL.

He has superstar potential, and once he puts together a stretch of games where he is healthy his stock is going to shoot straight up.

If Robertson doesn’t start in the NHL this season, the Leafs will have made a terrible mistake, but he will likely dominate the AHL and be the first call up.

His work ethic, and never-quit attitude would make him an NHL player even if he wasn’t as talented as he is.  I expect big things from Nick Robertson.