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Seattle Kraken select Tucker Robertson with pick no. 123

We all love a good shorthanded goal scorer, don’t we?

Tucker Robertson, in a maroon colored Peterborough Petes jersey, skates with the puck behind the net as an Oshawa Generals player in a white uniform chases after him Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images

As the fourth round chugs along, the Kraken have picked up a 5’10”, right-shot center at pick number 123. Tucker Robertson plays for the Peterborough Petes of the OHL, and is a Toronto native like so many Canadian players before him.

Once a team starts reaching to picks this low in the draft, it’s harder to guarantee that they’ll break out and become a bona fide NHL player, but do expect that when Robertson’s time with the Petes is up that he’ll find his way over to Coachella Valley.

However, I would love it if he were able to break out into the league, because take a look at the stat here at the very bottom of NHL Network’s graphic on him.

I will repeat that: he lead the OHL with eight shorthanded goals this past season. A 5’10” player who knows how to score shorties? I’m getting Colin Blackwell vibes off of this, and I think I speak for everyone when I say I miss Colin Blackwell. If the Kraken can get themselves a homegrown version, that would be nice.

Robertson’s Stats

Team League Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Team League Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
Toronto Marlboros U16 AAA U16 AAA 68 29 37 66 36
Toronto Marlboros U16 AAA GTHL U16 31 12 20 32 12
Peterborough Petes OHL 55 8 10 18 20
Peterborough Petes OHL 0 0 0 0 0
Peterborough Petes OHL 68 41 40 81 48