A day after Braden Schneider was named the WHL’s West Division Defenseman of the Year, another New York Rangers prospect is taking top honors as Matthew Robertson is named the WHL’s Central Division Defenseman of the Year.
He led all WHL defencemen with a +26 rating during the 2020-21 season, @NYRangers prospect Matthew Robertson is the Central Division Defenceman of the Year presented by @Remaxwesterncan.#WHLAwards | @EdmOilKings pic.twitter.com/cUKRqKuUgy— The WHL (@TheWHL) June 2, 2021
Robertson played in 22 games for the Oil Kings this season, a campaign shortened by the ongoing pandemic, and put 8 goals and 22 points in those 22 games. To continue the theme, Robertson also had 22 penalty minutes while wearing jersey number 22. It really doesn’t mean anything but it definitely means something. Anyway, this is high praise for the 20 year old defender who will more than likely get a long look at the Rangers training camp next season before kicking off his pro career in Hartford, most likely alongside fellow youngster Braden Schneider.