Insider reveals that one of the Leafs' top prospects may want a fresh start with another team

Published June 12, 2023 at 1:20 PM

Drafted 53rd overall in 2019 by the Leafs, Nicholas Robertson was supposed to have made an impact on the Leafs by now, likely somewhere in the middle six. Unfortunately for Robertson, since being drafted, he has had to deal with a significant amount of injuries.

In January 2021 Robertson injured his knee and was out for a month and later that year, at the start of the 2021/22 season, Robertson fractured his leg and was out from October to February.

This past season, in what was supposed to be his first full season with the Leafs, Robertson was hit a few feet from the boards by LA's Matt Roy and injured his shoulder. Initially, the Leafs were hoping that rehab would help, but that was not the case after 6 weeks of rehab. Ultimately, he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. He is expected to be ready for training camp, however, it may not be Leafs' training camp.

On today's episode of 32 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman revealed that Robertson may be looking for a fresh start and listed the Philadelphia Flyers as a potential destination.

"One guy Philadelphia has had some interest in before has been Nick Robertson and Nick Robertson might be the kind of guy that could need a fresh start and will probably like one I don't know how they would feel about him now. Unfortunately he has battled some injuries and some unfortunate luck the past couple years, but I do know that's a guy they've liked in the past." - Friedman on Robertson

Could we see the Leafs deal one of their top prospects to give him a fresh start this summer? If such a move does occur, I'd image that it happens at the draft so the Leafs can obtain another draft pick as they currently only have 3 for this draft (1st, 5th and 6th round picks).

June 12   |   164 answers
Insider reveals that one of the Leafs' top prospects may want a fresh start with another team

Will the Leafs trade Nick Robertson this summer?

No5131.1 %
Yes11368.9 %
Latest 10 stories