Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson named CHL Sportsman of the Year

Nick Robertson of the Peterborough Petes. (Luke Durda/OHL Images)

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson has been named the CHL Sportsman of the Year.

Robertson led the CHL with 55 goals and 86 points in 46 games played with the Peterborough Petes. The 18-year-old was selected in the second round of the 2019 NHL Draft by Leafs and signed an entry-level contract in September.

The California native scored at a 1.20 goals-per-game pace this season, making it the highest the CHL has seen since Rene Corbet of the Drummondville Voltigeurs and Pat Peake of the Detroit Junior Red Wings back in 1992-93

“I want to thank the CHL for awarding me the most sportsmanlike player of the year,” Robertson said. “I just want to thank my organization the Peterborough Petes as well as the GM Mike Oke, head coach Rob Wilson, and my teammates. And finally, I’d like to thank the fans in Peterborough for all of their support and making it an electrifying building every night. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy.”

Robertson will join the Leafs as a part of their expanded roster if the NHL is able to resume play.

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