Report: Leafs prospect Nick Robertson will not play in the WJC

While the NHL was still in the midst of negotiating a plan for the 2020-2021 season with the players’ union, top Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson was named to USA’s preliminary roster for the World Junior Championships. That selection always carried the caveat that if NHL training camps were scheduled to get underway before the tournament could be completed, Robertson would be made unavailable to team USA so that he could be a full participant in Toronto’s training camp.
It appears as though that is going to be the case with Bob McKenzie reporting today that though it isn’t official yet, the American squad could be without Robertson for the annual holiday tournament.

Interesting situation developing that may — nothing is official quite yet — mean Team could be without Nick Robertson (TOR) for the WJC.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) December 11, 2020

McKenzie went on to say that the Leafs would like to have Robertson representing his country at the World Juniors but their top priority is to give him the best opportunity to make Toronto’s roster out of training camp. If the NHL holds true to the reported target date of January 13th to begin the season, teams would …

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

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