Mike Robinson

San Jose Sharks
Photo courtesy of NHL.com

Fantasy Summary

The definition of a project goaltender, Robinson should not be on anyone’s radar at this time.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 27, 1997
Height 6‘3”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 3; Overall: 86

Observations

October 2018 – Robinson is off to a good start this season. Although he remains the least promising of the Sharks goaltending prospects, his start to the year is at least a sign that he shouldn’t be completely written off yet. Robinson is battling freshman goalie Ty Taylor for the starting job. So far, both are playing well and neither can lay claim to the job just yet. Robinson has posted a 2.11 GAA and a .933 SV% over three games so far this season. Chris Legg

January 2017 – Robinson has made it into two relief appearances for the University of New Hampshire Wildcats and thus far has stopped 19 of the 20 shots he’s faced in his freshman season in 48 minute of action. There is still a very long way to go for the Bedford, NH native. Zachary DeVine

March 2017 – The 2016-17 season has not gone to play for Robinson. Since deferring enrollment at the University of New Hampshire, Robinson struggled with call-up duty for the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL and instead has seen time with the Springfield Jr. Blues in the NAHL. Robinson will turn 20 later this month and a 1997 goalie not being able to hold down a role in the USHL is a red flag on a Fighting Saints squad with, at best, mid-rage goaltending. Robinson always was a project, but the road is getting harder to navigate. Zachary DeVine

June 2016 – The lanky netminder who was taken in the third round of the 2015 entry draft (#86) with the compensation pick received from Edmonton after they hired coach Todd McLellan, has continued his lengthy path of development. Last season, the New Hampshire native suited up for the Boston Jr. Bruins of the USPHL Premier league – a tier III junior circuit, producing a .910 save percentage through just 12 games as he injured his wrist during the Sharks development camp and was out until January. The left-catching goalie has good size and mobility but needs plenty of seasoning.  Despite originally committing to the University of New Hampshire for 2016-17, Robinson has deferred his enrollment until the fall of 2017 and will instead suit up for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL this season. The USHL has come a long way as a recognized developmental league, and Robinson will get a healthy diet of strong shooters to help marinate his game and prepare him for the NCAA the following season. Cam Robinson

July 2015 – Robinson possesses the size and demeanour that NHL teams look for in future net-minders. Scouts love his size and fundamentals, however his athleticism is not considered dynamic so he must rely on his sublime technique. Coming from the hockey hotbed that is the New England Prep circuit, Robinson gained a lot of attention from scouts as he played every game for his considerably weak club, facing an onslaught of shots on most evenings. Committed to the University of New Hampshire  for the 2016-17 season, this San Jose 3rd round pick will likely play in the US Premier League next season, however after being drafted by Lincoln in the USHL that may be an option as well. Robinson will be marinating for some time in the junior and collegiate ranks as he fills into his frame and develops further. Many scouts believe he will end up better than his final #8 ranking of goaltenders in the 2015 draft. Cam Robinson


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2013-2014 Boston Jr. Rangers MetJHL 25 1.99 .934 |        
 2014-2015 Lawrence Academy USHS-Prep - 3.52 .902 |        
  Boston Jr. Rangers EHL 8 2.94 .937 |        
 2015-2016 Boston Jr. Bruins USPHL Premier 12 2.97 .910 | Playoffs 1 0.00 1.000
 2016-2017 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 2 4.20 .854 |        
  Springfield Jr. Blues NAHL 25 2.99 .916 |        
 2017-2018 Univ. of New Hampshire NCAA 6 3.21 .894 |        
 2018-2019 Univ. of New Hampshire NCAA 12 2.16 .929 |        

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