The Dallas Stars drafted Jason Robertson with the 39th overall pick at the 2017 NHL Draft on Saturday.
Position: Left Wing
Weight: 194 lbs
Club: Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
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(Even-strength stats courtesy: prospect-stats.com)
Jason Robertson entered the draft as the 14th-ranked North American skater, according to NHL central scouting, but came in as one of the top available players at left wing.
The 17-year-old put up strong numbers during the regular season (tied for sixth-highest goal total), and upped his game in the OHL playoffs to the tune of five goals and 13 assists in 11 games, ranking second in points per game among all players during the postseason.
Here's how his game was described by The Draft Analyst:
If skating wasn't such a big deal, Robertson might have been a lock for the top five. He had an outstanding season for Kingston, leading the Frontenacs in both regular season and playoff scoring. His soft hands and quick release helped him tally 42 goals in 68 games - 29 at even strength - but he is far from a garbage-goal scorer. Robertson is a smart winger who not only knows where to positioning himself, but remain there regardless of the beating he's taking.
Here's a taste of what Robertson brings to the table: