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Leafs add teenage phenom Robertson to expanded playoff roster

The Leafs add yet another young weapon to their growing arsenal.

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Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas confirmed earlier today that 18 year old Nick Robertson will be on his team’s roster when the NHL’s 24 team playoff begins later this summer.

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Robertson, selected in the 2nd round (53rd overall) in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and has established himself as one of the top prospects in the NHL in the year since. After an impressive 27 goal, 55 point campaign in 2018-19, Robertson absolutely EXPLODED in 2019-20, scoring 55 goals and 86 points in just 46 games with the OHL’s Peterborough Petes. Not bad… not bad at all.

The California native plays a fast-paced, offensive game and could be a good fit with the Leafs’ offence-first mentality. Now the question is… who does he replace? Kyle Clifford? Pierre Engvall? Denis Malgin?