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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 2024 – Although his promising first professional season was cut short by injuries, Justin Robidas still impressed with the Norfolk Admirals. With 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points in 32 games, Robidas was among the top players for a surging Norfolk team. No information was released about the injury, which  is not ideal for fantasy managers, but he shouldn’t have any restrictions heading into prospect development camp and, potentially, NHL training camp. With his play style, Robidas should have a good shot at getting top-nine minutes for the Chicago Wolves next year. But due to not having a ton of professional playing experience, we might have to wait longer before seeing Robidas crack the NHL. Nick Bass

January 2024 – Robidas has made the jump to the professional hockey level and has not slowed down since winning the Memorial Cup last year. Playing with the Norfolk Admirals in the ECHL, Robidas currently has 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points in 32 games, which is currently tied for first on the Admirals in points as a rookie. Robidas is also playing on both the penalty kill and the power play, which is impressive for a player of his age. His NHL debut could be only a year or two away and Robidas currently projects as a bottom-6 center with penalty-killing ability. Nick Bass

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

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 13, 2003
Height 5‘8”
Weight 173 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 5; Overall: 147

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Detroit Red Wings Brick Invitational6 0 00 0|        
 2014-2015 Sherbrooke Jr. Phoenix M13 AAQC Int PW4 1 12 0|        
 2015-2016 Sherbrooke Jr. Phoenix M13 AAQC Int PW2 0 11 0|        
  Sherbrooke Harfangs M15 AAAQM15AA4 2 02 2|        
 2016-2017 Sherbrooke Harfangs M15 AAAQM15AAA30 25 2752 16|Qualification7 7 411
  Sherbrooke Harfangs M15 AAA EQM15AAA E2 0 00 2|        
 2017-2018 Sherbrooke Harfangs M15 AAA EQM15AAA E26 26 2248 10|Qualification3 6 28
  Sherbrooke Harfangs M17 AAAQM17AAA3 3 25 0|        
 2018-2019 Magog CantonniersQM18AAA35 28 2553 8|Playoffs14 7 1522
  Team Québec CWG6 5 510 0|        
  Magog CantonniersTelus Cup7 6 713 2|        
 2019-2020 Val-d'Or ForeursQMJHL57 21 2243 8|        
  Canada White U17WHC-176 0 00 2|        
 2020-2021 Val-d'Or ForeursQMJHL35 19 1736 4|Playoffs14 3 710
 2021-2022 Val-d'Or ForeursQMJHL68 30 5282 12|Playoffs4 4 26
 2022-2023 Val-d'Or ForeursQMJHL27 14 2842 12|        
  Québec RempartsQMJHL36 11 2536 2|Playoffs18 11 1627
  Québec RempartsMemorial Cup4 0 55 2|        
 2023-2024 Norfolk AdmiralsECHL32 12 1527 6|        

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