Matthew Robertson

New York Rangers
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Fantasy Summary

Strong, sizeable defender who protects the puck and plays each shift with purpose.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 9, 2001
Height 6‘4”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 2; Overall: 49

Observations

January 2020 – Matthew Robertson hasn’t taken a massive step forward in his offense through his draft+1 campaign, however, the Oil Kings blueliner has been one of the team’s most all-around valuable players in an effort that has them atop the WHL. While Robertson’s focus may have shifted from draft boosting production, the raw skills that make him a good NHL prospect remain on a healthy trajectory. A deep run into the WHL playoffs and possibly even the Memorial Cup could instill a deeper desire to win in the 18-year-old, who is likely still two or three years away from an NHL opportunity. Brayden Olafson

June 2019 – Robertson was a young leader on a strong Edmonton Oil King’s roster in the season approaching his first eligible draft. The sizeable blueliner is powerful and intimidating, but his play goes far beyond his size. The Edmonton native shows the poise and the team-first attitude of a veteran defender. His decision making is impeccable on most nights and done at a speed that will suit a professional league. A milestone to monitor will be Robertson challenging for a roster spot on Canada’s World Junior squad for January of 2020. He projects to be a top-4 defender at the NHL level with moderate offensive upside. Brayden Olafson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Sherwood Park Flyers Bantam AAA AMBHL 31 2 10 12 14 |          
 2015-2016 Sherwood Park Flyers Bantam AAA AMBHL 32 7 20 27 8 | Playoffs 7 3 1 4
  Team Northeast Alberta Cup 3 1 2 3 0 |          
  Sherwood Park Squires Minor Mdgt AMMHL 3 0 1 1 0 |          
 2016-2017 Sherwood Park Kings Midget AAA AMHL 29 5 11 16 6 | Playoffs 8 0 3 3
  Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 7 0 1 1 2 |          
  Team Alberta WCCC-16 4 0 1 1 10 |          
 2017-2018 Team Blue U17-Dev 3 1 1 2 2 |          
  Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 67 7 17 24 44 |          
  Canada Black U17 WHC-17 5 2 4 6 2 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 5 0 2 2 0 |          
 2018-2019 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 52 7 26 33 26 | Playoffs 16 4 4 8 10 
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 2 2 4 2 |          
 2019-2020 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 60 13 34 47 52 |          

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