RUMOR: Toronto Maple Leafs to Trade Top Prospect

Published December 29, 2023 at 1:02 PM

Nick Robertson was drafted 53rd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2019.

The season following his selection, he scored an impressive 55 goals in 46 games for the Peterborough Petes in the OHL, which set high expectations among Leafs fans. However, he hasn't been at that level since he joined the pros.


Robertson's Struggles Continue Despite Surprisingly Good Season Start

Leafs fans used to believe Robertson would become a top-six forward in the NHL. However, things took a drastic turn.

A string of major injuries from 2020-21 to 2022-23 complicated things for him. He was either sidelined or struggling to keep up with the others. This seriously got in the way of his development.

Many were surprised by how Robertson has been playing when the season started. In nine game with the Marlies, in the AHL, he scored 11 points, including five goals.

He was called up to the Maple Leafs later and in 21 games with the big team, scored nine points: three goals and six assists.

Despite limited opportunities, he's demonstrating his potential. He's only averaging 10:36 minutes of ice-time per game, which is not a lot for a young player trying to find his rhythm in the NHL.

Considering all the talent on the Maple Leafs' roster, head coach Sheldon Keefe isn't in a position to give him more, unfortunately.


Maple Leafs to Consider Trading Robertson?

A new rumor suggests that Robertson could be traded out of Toronto. With Treliving looking to add defensive talent, either at the blue line of between the pipes, Robertson is one of the only disposable young players in the organization.

Meanwhile, Leafs' fans must remain patient as the young player is yet to reach his full potential.

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RUMOR: Toronto Maple Leafs to Trade Top Prospect

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