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Fantasy Summary

While on the NHL roster at the moment, it is purely to burn a year of his entry level deal. With the potential of becoming a starter in the NHL down the line, he will likely need development with Iowa for at least next season.


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September 2019 – Mat Robson has been cut from Minnesota training camp and assigned to the AHL. Sam Happi

 

March 2019 – The former University of Minnesota goaltender recently signed a two-year entry level deal with the Minnesota Wild. While Robson is going to stay on the Wild roster for the remainder of the regular season, he is unlikely to get any playing time. The NHL roster spot is purely to burn a year of the entry level contract making him an RFA after next season. An impressive NCAA career with the Golden Gophers was able to create a market for the top college free agent goalie. Robson plays a mature game for a goaltender of his age. He does a good job of looking past screens and has the athleticism to work around a player blocking his view. He does a decent job controlling his rebounds but angling them to the corners will be a tool he works on through his development. Where Robson really excels is in the ability to cut down an angle without coming too far out of the net and getting lost. Likely to be splitting starts in Iowa in the 2019-2020 season, Robson’s mature game should translate well to the pro game and accelerate his way up the developmental ladder. Paired with Kaapo Kähkönen there will be a healthy competition for the Wild’s goaltender of the future. Tony Ferrari 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 26, 1996
Height 6‘2”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2011-2012 Toronto Marlboros U16 AAAGTHL U16- - -|      
  Toronto Marlboros U16 AAAOHL Cup- - -|      
 2012-2013 Lindsay MuskiesOJHL6 4.36 .857|      
 2013-2014 Lindsay MuskiesOJHL16 4.29 .894|      
 2014-2015 Toronto PatriotsOJHL35 2.50 .916|Playoffs22 1.77 .937
  Toronto PatriotsDudley Hewitt Cup3 3.10 .886|      
 2016-2017 Penticton VeesBCHL49 1.94 .930|Playoffs21 2.21 .920
  Penticton VeesRBC Cup5 1.75 .939|      
 2017-2018 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA14 2.11 .933|      
 2018-2019 Univ. of MinnesotaNCAA31 2.78 .921|      
 2019-2020 Iowa WildAHL26 2.97 .901|      

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