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Matthew Robertson Named WHL Central Division Defenseman of the Year

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The 49th overall pick in 2019 had an impressive season for the Edmonton Oil Kings

Edmonton Oil Kings v Calgary Hitmen Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images

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.

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.