When The Leafs took the podium with their 1st pick in The 2019 NHL Entry Draft (53rd overall) they took 5’9 Left Winger Nicholas Robertson as Leafs Nation sighed ‘ yet another small forward’.
Robertson however was to good for managment to pass on, although a smaller figure often tends to lean their skill set towards ‘playmaker’, Nick has an impressive goal scoring ability much like a Alex Debrincat.
In 54 games as a 16/17 year old with Peterborough last year Robertson burried 27 goals and had 55 points in a secondary role which is expected to increase drastically with a top 6 role.
With recent Marlies Graduates in Trevor Moore & Andreas Johnsson cracking The Big Clubs roster both coming in at 5’10 it appears to be a direction Kyle Dubas is going in.
Remember the name Nicholas Robertson, he is going to be turning heads as he develops.