Jason Robertson

Dallas Stars
Photo courtesy of Aaron Bell

Fantasy Summary

Intelligent goal-scoring forward, potential to play in an NHL teams top-six.

Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 22, 1999
Height 6‘2”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 2; Overall: 39


March 2019 – The 2018-19 season can be labeled as the coming-out party for Jason Robertson. He leads the OHL in points with 117 and has 48 goals thus far. Due to his incredible season, Robertson earned himself a spot on the United States World Junior roster where he played exceptionally, compiling 7 points in 7 games. Robertson was traded from the Kingston Frontenacs to the Niagara Ice Dogs, where he has since produced at around 2-points-per-game. He has a good shot, and good hockey sense, and isn’t afraid of going to the dirty areas. That being said, Robertson has one main weakness which potentially could be attributed to him falling to Dallas 39th overall – he  isn’t a great skater and has slow feet. He isn’t a major threat to blow past anyone wide, and his lack of acceleration causes him some problems, and oftentimes he has lapses in the defensive zone, creating scoring opportunities for the opposition. His strong hockey sense has allowed for him to mitigate those shortcomings, and he will be expected to be a contributor in Dallas within a few years. Brandon Floyd

2018 – Another solid campaign with Kingston. He maintained his goal scoring pace this year by scoring 41 times in 68 games. Robertson scored 98 goals in his last 163 games including playoffs, where he had 15 in 27games. He was mentioned in many categories for the 2017-2018 OHL coaches poll. Here is a list of some of his nominations:

  • Smartest Player: Second behind Robert Thomas (he finished third in 2016-2017)
  • Most Dangerous in Goal Area: Third behind Owen Tippett and Dmitry Sokolov (he finished secnd in 2016-2017)
  • Best Shot: Third behind Andrei Svechnikov and Owen Tippett
  • Best Shoot-out shooter : Third behind Aaron Luchuk and Adam Thilander (he finished third in 2016-2017)

These nominations are all pointing toward Robertson being a dangerous goal scorer. He doesn’t have much left to prove in the OHL next season and in the event of a strong training camp, he could begin the year with the big club. Under Ken Hitchcock the Stars were not recognized for giving chances to young players, and with the nomination of Jim Montgomery as the team’s new bench boss, he might open some doors for younger players. Robertson is worth tracking in September if you’re in a deep fantasy league that includes rookies. JP Macoul    

December 2017 – Robertson has been scorching in the OHL. Certainly what the Stars had in mind when they drafted him with the 39th overall pick in last years draft. He’s one of the OHL’s leading scorers and takes almost five shots a game (leading the league). Robertson is showing signs of becoming a really nice fantasy producer. Matt Kowalski  

July 2017 – Robertson followed up a solid rookie season in Kingston with a breakout performance offensively where he was contributing to nearly half of the teams total goal scoring production. Robertson posted 42 goals and 81 points as a man on an island after the Fronts lost several key players from the previous season via graduation to pro ranks and trade. Robertson is a goal scoring winger with a lethal shot. He is deadly accurate, has a very quick release and can score greasy goals from in close with solid hand-eye coordination as well as relying on his shot from longer range. The knock on his game is his skating, it is choppy and lacks an explosive first step. However, he compensates for this well at the junior level by relying on his above average hockey sense. His anticipation of where the play will develop allows him to stay in the play despite his skating shortcoming. Skating can be improved with coaching and training. His hockey sense is evident in the offensive zone in particular as he has an uncanny ability to jump into open ice precisely as the puck arrives for a scoring chance. Robertson also has good size and uses it well to control and protect the puck. He needs to create more space for himself by being more aggressive. Peter Harling


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Western Selects Brick Invitational 5 3 3 6 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
 2011-2012 Detroit Compuware PW QC Int PW 3 1 1 2 0 |          
 2012-2013 Little Caesars Bantam Minor AAA HPMBHL 20 16 7 23 6 |          
 2013-2014 Detroit Kings 15U AAA Midget 51 40 47 87 6 |          
 2014-2015 Don Mills Flyers Minor Mdgt AAA GTMMHL 62 28 33 61 14 |          
  Don Mills Flyers Minor Mdgt AAA OHL Cup 7 2 3 5 2 |          
 2015-2016 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 54 18 14 32 6 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
 2016-2017 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 68 42 39 81 29 | Playoffs 11 5 13 18
 2017-2018 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 68 41 46 87 36 | Playoffs 16 10 8 18
 2018-2019 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 24 23 15 38 18 |          
  Niagara IceDogs OHL 38 25 54 79 24 | Playoffs 10 7 3 10 11 
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 1 6 7 4 |          
 2019-2020 Dallas Stars NHL - - - - - |