Draft Retrospective

Draft Retrospective: How Jason Robertson went from second-rounder to superstar

Jason Robertson might’ve been the NHL’s best-kept secret for the last two seasons. He was an overwhelming force from his first season, hammering pucks into the net and endlessly attacking the net. 

Now, the secret’s out. 

Robertson’s in a fight for the goal-scoring lead while consistently flirting with an unbelievable 1.5 points per game. 

Unlike most of the top scorers, Robertson wasn’t a top prospect. He was a second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, two rounds earlier than his spot in the OHL Draft. 

Concerns about Robertson’s skating never dissipated, even as his game diversified in the OHL. For a moment, in his first and only AHL season, it seemed like skating would be a significant hurdle. 

But truth be told, Robertson’s tools and style of play ensured he could overcome a skating deficit. So much so that he should’ve been considered a potential top-line scorer the entire time.

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