Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson aiming to put on weight

Peterborough Petes head coach Robert Wilson joins Lead Off to discuss Maple Leafs' prospect Nick Robertson scoring his 50th goals, and to delve deep into this amazing work ethic that will allow Leafs Nation to embrace the young sniper.

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson was lighting it up with the Peterborough Petes, registering a whopping 55 goals and 86 points in only 46 games, before the remainder of the OHL season was cancelled due to COVID-19.

The 18-year-old Arcadia native is currently back home with family in California during hockey’s hiatus, but is already thinking about next season and what he needs to do to be better prepared for the NHL.

“I’m trying to pack on a little weight,” the five-foot-nine, 164-pound forward said during a Tuesday appearance on Good Show. “Not significant but I need to get a little thicker and stronger and faster. I think that’s always been a cliché but for me I think I have the tools regarding the skill and the passing, the shooting, everything like that but I think I need to get a little bit faster, stronger and bigger to withstand those big defencemen in the corners – not only just to take a hit but to be still elusive but balanced on my feet.”

Robertson was selected in the second round (53rd overall) by the Leafs in the 2019 NHL Draft

Listen to his full interview below.

Leafs Hour
March 31: Getting to know Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson
March 31 2020

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