Jr. Kings alum, Arcadia native Robertson cops OHL Player of the Week honors
The Ontario Hockey League announced today that Dallas Stars prospect Jason Robertson of the Niagara IceDogs is the OHL Player of the Week for the final week of regular-season action ending March 17 with 11 points in three games, including five goals and six assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-7.
Robertson delivered a trio of multi-point performances that not only clinched the OHL scoring title but helped the IceDogs win all three games to secure the Central Division crown and second place in the Eastern Conference standings with a final regular-season record of 44-17-7-0.
On Thursday night, Robertson contributed to every IceDogs goal scoring twice with two assists as first star of a 4-2 win over the Mississauga Steelheads. He produced the same stat line on Saturday night as second star of a 7-4 road win against the Barrie Colts with his efforts helping teammates Ben Jones and Akil Thomas join him in the OHL’s 100-point club. Robertson finished the season on Sunday afternoon in North Bay scoring once with two assists and first star honors in the 8-3 victory over the Battalion in what turned out to be a first-round playoff preview.
The IceDogs have now won six straight games and will begin their best-of-seven series against the Battalion on Thursday night in St. Catharines.
A 19-year-old from Arcadia, Robertson becomes the league’s first three-time recipient of the weekly award. While he was recognized once as a member of the Kingston Frontenacs, this still marks the fifth time it was earned by an IceDogs player.
The second-round pick (39th overall) of the Stars in the 2017 NHL Draft finishes the season with a league-leading 117 points from 48 goals and 69 assists in 62 games and was part of an IceDogs offense that led the entire OHL with 326 goals.
During his youth career, Robertson played for the Los Angeles Jr. Kings and Pasadena Maple Leafs.
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(March 18, 2019)