Hard working winger with good speed and a quality release. Potential as a top six forward in the NHL.
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September 2023 – Robertsson performed exceptionally in the first two games of the season despite limited ice time. He had five shots on goal combined, and he managed to finish both games with a CF% higher than 57. If he can maintain that over a larger sample, his stock will increase. Cédrick Blais-Turcotte
July 2023 – Despite playing at least one game in five different leagues last season. Robertsson saw his production increase in 32 fewer games in the SHL, as he posted seven points in 16 games versus six points in 48 games previously. For the sake of his Development, let’s hope Robertsson can have more stability in his team and can develop real chemistry with his linemates this season. Cedrick Blais-Turcotte
May 2022 – After being drafted in the early third round at last year’s draft, it felt like the Blues got a steal in Simon Robertsson. He was ranked from the mid-first round to early second by most scouting services, including 18th here at Dobber Prospects. However, his D+1 season didn’t go as most would have hoped — he split the season playing 48 games for the Swedish Hockey League’s Skellefteå AIK and 21 games for their junior league club. He also played sparingly in the post-season for Skellefteå, registering one assist. Although his numbers aren’t eye-popping when he played in the SHL (five goals, one assist for six points) it’s important to factor in his ice-time. Robertsson only surpassed 10 minutes of TOI in nine games, playing at most 11:54 on one occasion. However, at the Junior league level he continued to dominate as he did last year, scoring 14 goals and 9 assists for 23 points. Turning 19 this past February, the journey for Robertsson is far from over and Blues fans shouldn’t get too down on his progression. He’s locked up until 2024, showing that Skellefteå believes in his talents and likely has a plan for him. For the player’s sake, hopefully that means an increase in ice-time starting next season. Gordon Munro
July 2021 – The St. Louis Blues traded up to select Robertsson in the third round, 71st overall in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard
January 2021 – Robertsson spent much of the early part of his draft year playing in the J20 Nationell for Skelleftea’s junior team, totaling nine goals and 11 assists across 15 contests. When the league was forced to pause in November, Robertsson was summoned to the SHL full time. He has received very little ice time as a first-year draft-eligible playing in a men’s professional league but was recently bumped up the lineup and earned his first SHL point almost immediately.
Robertsson is a strong skater with better straight-line speed than agility. He competes hard and forechecks effectively but his shot is what stands out at first glance. His release is deceptive, as he is able to let it go from multiple points within his shooting motion and he can hammer one-timers from the top of the circle on the powerplay. He is also a capable distributor but sometimes struggles to execute when pressured. Overall, Robertsson is a well-rounded offensive player with enough tools to be an effective NHLer even if never reaches his full potential as a top-six goal-scoring winger. Nick Richard