Nick Robertson enters the 2019 NHL Draft with some level of familiarity as he follows in the footsteps of his brother Jason Robertson, a Dallas Stars prospect and the 2019 Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy winner. Although he may not bring the same offensive game as his brother, Robertson is noted for his relentless style that helped him put up 27 goals and 55 points in 54 games with the Peterborough Petes this season. A native of Northville, Mich., Robertson competed with Team USA at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, where he put up five points in as many games. Robertson is the 17th-ranked North American skater in NHL Central Scouting’s Final Draft Rankings.
A budding left-wing, Robertson likes to have the puck on his stick and enjoys pressuring the opposition. He is effective playing the role of a playmaker or goal scorer and cites Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames and London Knights graduate Mitch Marner as two players whose style he tries to emulate. With his sights set on the next level, Robertson’s goal is to better his strength and speed.
According to Sportsnet’s Sam Cosentino, “(Robertson) never takes a day off in trying to improve his game in every facet.”