Jr. Kings grad, Arcadia native Robertson bags second OHL weekly honor of ’18-19 season
The Ontario Hockey League announced Monday that Dallas Stars prospect Jason Robertson of the Niagara IceDogs is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular-season week ending Dec. 2 after leading the league with 10 points in three games including three goals and seven assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-7.
Robertson produced a trio of multi-point performances for the IceDogs across three victories last week, extending his personal point streak to 13, which is tied for the league-high so far this season.
On Thursday night, he scored his league-leading 10th power-play goal of the season and added three assists as second star of a 6-1 win against the Owen Sound Attack. He then contributed another four-point effort on Friday night with a goal and three assists as first star of a 7-2 road win over the Kitchener Rangers. His week wrapped up with a goal and an assist on Sunday collecting third star honors in a 5-1 road win against the Hamilton Bulldogs.
The three-game winning-streak has helped the IceDogs keep pace in the Central Division standings where they remain tied for first place with the Sudbury Wolves holding a 16-7-4-0 record.
This marks the second weekly award of the season for the 19-year-old from Arcadia, who was previously recognized in early November as a member of the Kingston Frontenacs.
In five games since joining the IceDogs, Robertson has scored four goals and 10 assists, bringing his season totals to 27 goals and 25 assists for 52 points in 29 games which ranks second overall among league leaders. During his four-year OHL tenure, which began as a fourth-round pick by Kingston in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection, he’s amassed 128 goals and 124 assists for 252 points in 219 games.
Robertson, who played youth hockey for the Pasadena Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Jr. Kings, was chosen by the Stars in the second round (39th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft.
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(Dec. 3, 2018)