Undersized but intelligent center who plays a well-rounded game. Will need to add pace to his game to succeed at the next level but he has the hockey sense to play in the NHL.
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June 2023 – An incredible season comes to a close for Justin Robidas as he ends up winning the Memorial Cup with the Quebec Remparts. Ending his regular season in the QMJHL
with 78 points in 63 games for two teams, Robidas only continued to improve his stretch with 27 points in 18 playoff games which would be good enough for first on the team in points en route to a QMJHL championship win. This incredible run of games from Robidas only improved when the Hurricanes gave him an entry level contract and only ended when the Remparts won the Memorial Cup, with Robidas getting five points in four games. His contract has a junior salary for 2023-24, which is where I expect him to play for the next season as he tries to go for back-to-back Memorial Cups. Nick Bass
March 2022 – The undersized 19-year-old pivot is seeing his point per game numbers in the QMHL rise each of the last three years. He currently sits at 24 goals and 40 assists, giving him 64 points in 53 games. That is good enough to put the Captain second in team scoring. He is worth a stash to see where his development takes him. The Hurricanes seem to have found good value in the 5th round at 146th overall last year. Alex Wyatt
July 2021 – Robidas was selected in the fifth round, 147th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2021 NHL Draft. Dave Hall
July 2021 – Robidas made his way up draft boards during a strong season with Val-d’Or where he racked up 19 goals and 17 assists in 35 games. Robidas is an undersized but intelligent forward. He has an advanced understanding of spacing on the ice and plays a responsible defensive game, breaking up plays in his own end and in defensive transition. On the rush, he sags into soft spots to create space and make himself available as a passing option and he has a quick release in tight. The biggest drawbacks for Robidas are his obvious physical limitations and the fact that his skating ability doesn’t stand out enough to mitigate them. He is fighting an uphill battle but his work rate and hockey sense should see him selected in the middle rounds of the draft. Nick Richard