Peterborough Petes forward Tucker Robertson might be in a good mood with his hotel after arriving on stage for the NHL Entry Draft on Friday.
With his fourth-round pick in the draft, the Seattle Kraken picked Robertson 123rd overall during the second day of the draft at the Bell Center in Montreal.
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He is the first Pete to be selected by the NHL’s one-year franchise. The 19-year-old center is coming off a stellar season with the Petes, where he had 41 goals and 40 assists for 81 points in 68 regular season games, leading the OHL club in goals and second in assists and team points.
His 41 goals were tied for 10th among OHL scorers during the 2021-2022 season. Like many players, he missed an entire season with the OHL shutting down in 2020-21 due to the pandemic.
He joins fellow OHLer Shane Wright as Kraken picks. Wright of the Kingston Frontenacs was touted by many scouts as a top pick, but fell to fourth in Thursday night’s draft.
Robertson told the media after leaving the draft stage that his father arrived five minutes before he was selected. He also pointed out that the hotel he initially claimed lost the claim on him. But he got it back just in time to get to the Bell Center on Friday.J
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in a kraken’s tweet, the Toronto native said he was looking forward to meeting the fans.
“I can’t wait to get to Seattle to start,” he said.
The Kraken acquired the pick as part of a trade last season when they sent Calle Jarnkrok to the Calgary Flames.
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Robertson comes from a family of athletes, as his father, Gary, played NCAA hockey at St. Lawrence University, his mother, Kelly, played basketball at Bishop University, and his four older sisters play various sports. college level.
His grandfather Whit Tucker won two Gray Cups with the Ottawa Rough Riders and his other grandfather, Bob Robertson, won the American Hockey League Calder Cup with the Providence Reds in the mid-1950s.
“It would mean a lot,” Robertson told Global News Peterborough earlier this week about the prospect of being drafted. “It would just show that all the hard work is paying off and it means something now.
“Ever since I was a kid, the NHL has been the goal and to win the Stanley Cup. This would be just another step in the process of getting there, so it would be huge.
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