The Dallas Stars have signed one of their top prospects, inking Jason Robertson to a three-year entry-level contract. Robertson was eliminated from the OHL playoffs last week when his Kingston Frontenacs were knocked out by the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Robertson was the Stars’ second-round pick last June, 39th-overall. The 18-year old winger had quite the year in the OHL, scoring 40+ goals for the second consecutive season and posting a career-high 87 points. That offensive performance doesn’t come like many of his skilled contemporaries, who dart in and out of traffic to create chances. Instead, Robertson uses his big frame to protect the puck down low and take it hard towards the net. Critiqued for his skating ability, he’ll need to continue to improve his stride and quickness at the next level.
Fortunately, his strength on the puck, defensive awareness and hard shot make up for any speed deficiencies and create a nice professional profile for Robertson moving forward. He’ll likely return to Kingston next season, where he could become an even more impressive offensive threat as he fills into that 6’3″ frame even more. He already led the entire OHL in shots on goal this season, something he could repeat playing alongside Gabriel Vilardi if they both return to the junior ranks.