Toronto's Nick Robertson linked to three NHL rivals

River Hawk
July 10, 2024  (8:21 PM)

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nick Robertson
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After asking for a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Nick Robertson is linked to three NHL rivals: the San Jose Sharks, Las Vegas Golden Knights, and Columbus Blue Jackets.

California-born forward Nick Roberston seemed to have a bright future in the NHL, and in 2019, the Toronto Maple Leafs agreed. He was lucky enough to be drafted 53rd overall and expressed how excited he was to join the team he had his eyes on.
"It's just a very big spot for hockey. It's definitely exciting to hopefully be a player for the Maple Leafs one day and it's definitely special for me."

However, the match was not made in heaven. After playing with the team for four years, Roberston has recorded 34 career points but has only played 87 games. Understandably, the restricted free agent, looking for a better chance to shine, has asked to be traded.
"Nick Robertson, a current RFA, has asked the Toronto Maple Leafs for a trade 😳"

Understandably, discussions of where the young forward will move have already started. Notably, Adam Proteau of Hockey News has named three rival teams that are likely at the top of the list to acquire Nick Robertson: the San Jose Sharks, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Ultimately, all three teams provide some advantage for the Toronto Maple Leafs and nearly guarantee Robertson more ice time. Each can send over draft picks while filling in middle-line forwards, particularly Columbus and San Jose, who are working through much-needed rebuilding processes.
With Nick Roberston i restricted free agency, it may be some time before he is officially off the Toronto Maple Leafs. Regardless, we can expect him to become a fresh face for some team in the NHL in the future, wherever it may be.
Source: Hockey Feed
Three rival teams linked to Leafs' Nick Robertson
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Toronto's Nick Robertson linked to three NHL rivals

Where will Nick Robertson play if he leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs?

San Jose Sharks10526.1 %
Las Vegas Golden Knights8019.9 %
Columbus Blue Jackets7618.9 %
Other14235.2 %
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