Rangers select Matthew Robertson with 49th pick in round 2

Matthew Robertson (Photo by Shaughn Butts / Postmedia)

The Rangers start off day 2 of the draft by selecting defenseman, Matthew Robertson. 6’4″, 201 LBS and a left handed shot.

Here’s a brief scouting report, read the full details here:

Strong and mobile two-way blue liner with a team-first attitude who handles both big minutes and big situations with maturity and confidence. Robertson is a throwback to the Western Canadian defensemen of old who were able to intimidate with physicality or their play with the puck. He’s clearly the top defender for the Oil Kings by the way he’s used at even strength and special teams, and how often Robertson is being summoned to address his coach’s concerns. His size, long reach and timing makes him close to impossible to beat one on one, and few teenage defensemen can force opponents into so many unsuccessful zone entries simply by standing up at the blue line. He’ll respect oncoming speed by giving himself more room, but Robertson’s long stick and strong upper body keep the majority of puck carriers to the outside.

  • via the Draft Analyst

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