Eric Robinson

Columbus Blue Jackets
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Fantasy Summary

A long shot from being fantasy relevant, Robinson is a two-way winger who brings leadership and reliability.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 14, 1995
Height 6‘2”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

January 2020 – The 24-year-old has earned himself a two-year extension with the Blue Jackets organization. The new contract comes as a one-way deal that will see him signed through the 2021-22 season. The New Jersey native was recalled to the team mid-November and has not looked back since. Through 31 games, the rookie has amassed nine points (5G + 4A), which currently sits fourth among rookies on the squad. While the deal does not guarantee him a roster spot in future seasons, the one-way term should definitely bring a level of confidence and security. Although he likely continues as a bottom-six skater, a player with his speed and energy could see some minutes on the team’s top-two lines at some point. Dave Hall

December 2019 – Robinson has taken full advantage of his mid-November promotion. What was originally thought to be a brief audition due to injury troubles, has transformed into an extended stay for the 24-year-old. Playing in his third stint with the Jackets, the New Jersey native tucked home three goals in his first four games, two of them courtesy of Montreal’s Carey Price. He has since slowed down a bit and currently sits with three goals and one assists through 10 games. However, he continues to use his big frame and explosive speed to overwhelm his opponents. He remains a fringe forward on the team and could be sent back down at any given time. Although, given the team’s constant line shuffling, it is hard to predict whether he remains with the club or not. Dave Hall 

 

November 2019 – The 24-year-old was recalled to the big leagues for his third sniff with the Blue Jackets. Robinson became one of three rookies to score their first NHL goal this month, as he slipped one through the legs of Montreal’s Carey Price. The undrafted forward will likely be shipped back to the farm once fellow winger Nick Foligno returns from his suspension. However, you can expect him to be in the rotation of call-ups for the remainder of the year. He currently sits at three goals and two assists in 14 games down in the American League. Dave Hall    

 

June 2019 – Robinson accepted his qualifying offer on a one-year, two-way deal. He will be an RFA again next summer. Expect him to start this season in the AHL with the Monsters. Frank Pellegrini

June 2019 – Robinson split last season between Columbus and Cleveland. The difference in offensive output was night and day. In 45 AHL games, he tallied 24 points. In 13 NHL games, he did not register a point. The 24-year-old is an RFA and will need a new contract if he hopes to remain with the Blue Jackets organization. He should have a cup of coffee again in the NHL next season but his fantasy value will likely be as stagnant as it was last year unless he see more ice time. Frank Pellegrini

December 2018 – Robinson has been called up from the minors by the Blue Jackets. Having scored ten goals and nine assists with the Monsters this season, he could be more than just a depth call-up. If he gets into the lineup, it will likely be in bottom-six role. Frank Pellegrini

December 2018 – Robinson was unsuccessful in making the Blue Jackets’ roster this year. As a result, he has started this season with the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL. He is a fine player in many areas but not excellent in any one particular area either. He has offensive upside but maximizing it will be the key to his making the NHL. His ceiling is not high so if he does, it would likely be in a fourth-line role and approximately two years away at least. Frank Pellegrini

June 2018 – Eric Robinson signed a three-year entry level contract with Columbus in March as he ended his ECAC career captaining Princeton where he had a respectable 17 goals and 31 points in 36 games. Robinson suited up for one game with the Blue Jackets last season against the Nashville Predators where he played 11:21 minutes and was plus-1 with two shots on goal. With two-years remaining on his ECL expect the 22-year-old to gain experience in the AHL this campaign. Robinson is a hard-working power forward with great speed, he is defensively responsible and should develop into a solid bottom-six player who can chip in goals for his team. Jesse Sherman


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Virtua Hockey Bantam Major AAA AYBHL - - - - - |          
 2010-2011 Virtua Hockey 16UA AYHL 16UA - - - - - |          
 2011-2012 Virtua Hockey 16U AYHL 16U 20 7 8 15 8 |          
  Virtua Hockey 16U T1EHL U16 40 6 10 16 8 |          
 2012-2013 Virtua Hockey 18U T1EHL U18 40 16 26 42 0 |          
 2013-2014 Dubuque Fighting Saints JCWC 4 0 0 0 2 |          
  Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 50 8 16 24 24 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
 2014-2015 Princeton Univ. NCAA 27 2 2 4 8 |          
 2015-2016 Princeton Univ. NCAA 31 7 4 11 10 |          
 2016-2017 Princeton Univ. NCAA 34 13 8 21 12 |          
 2017-2018 Princeton Univ. NCAA 36 17 14 31 44 |          
  Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2018-2019 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 13 0 0 0 0 |          
  Cleveland Monsters AHL 45 12 12 24 15 |          
 2019-2020 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 44 6 5 11 12 |          
  Cleveland Monsters AHL 14 3 2 5 6 |          

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