Tucker Robertson is a high-energy, two-way forward who excels in his ability to play in all situations. He plays an effective north-south style, using his high-motor and mobility. He has a solid frame, allowing him to be effective in the hard areas of the ice in the offensive zone and he shows a willingness to…
|22802 – North Bay vs. Peterborough
|by Brandon Holmes
|Coachella Valley Firebirds
|Kansas City Mavericks
Tucker Robertson is a high-energy, two-way forward who excels in his ability to play in all situations. He plays an effective north-south style, using his high-motor and mobility. He has a solid frame, allowing him to be effective in the hard areas of the ice in the offensive zone and he shows a willingness to take the puck and drive through traffic to the goalmouth. He’s not the flashiest player on the ice. Rather than trying high-skill moves, he uses the chip-and-chase method to get the puck into the offensive zone. His high-motor allows him to excel at retrieving the puck below the goal line and start the cycle for his team. Defensively he has strong positional discipline, allowing him to help out his team in his own zone by getting his body and sticks into the lanes and breaking up potential opportunities for the opponents. He doesn’t possess elite puck skills, but he has a plus-level shot that will beat goalies from the prime scoring areas. In terms of improvement, the rest of his puck skills need some work. His playmaking is inconsistent at times, flip flopping from high-end vision and passing accuracy to a complete lack of awareness of where his teammates are in the offensive zone and throwing pucks into high-traffic areas without looking. If he can work on his puck skills and find a happy medium with his playmaking and offensive awareness, he has the potential to be a nice hidden gem on the second day of the draft. With his motor and finishing ability he can be a top-nine forward who plays a checking role and works well off his teammates. If paired with a gifted playmaker, he will be able to fill the net on a semi-regular basis while still playing a hard-nosed, forechecking game.