There is another rookie making headway for the Dallas Stars.

In recent years we saw it from Miro Heiskanen, Roope Hintz, Denis Gurianov, and Joel Kiviranta.

This time around, it’s Jason Robertson, who is quietly becoming one of the top point producers for the team despite playing fewer games than those higher on that list.

Jason Robertson scores; he also scores to come in the clutch. Like when he scored a game-tying goal to assure the Stars one point in the standings right here.

Dallas wanted depth scoring, and Robertson not only supplies that, but he has also become one of the Stars’ top point producers.

With injuries piling up, younger players like Jason Robertson get more ice time and games. It’s unfortunate when guys get hurt. On the bright side, the Stars are getting a chance to see future talent in action more often.

His biggest game of the year was a four-point effort (four assists) in Dallas’ 6-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. This will not go down as his best game of the season either. As Jason Robertson stays healthy, he will keep seeing ice time. He is certainly earning his minutes and shifts.

Stars head coach Rock Bowness is enjoying the progress the rookie is making this season. Bones gave his thoughts on how far Robertson has come from past limited playing time.

“It’s an adjustment every young player has to make, the intensity, the size, the physicality of our players in this league,” Bowness said. “It was an adjustment for him and still is. But I’ll tell you; he’s come a long way in the physical part of the game. He’s in there battling.”

Photo: NHL Public Relations

Jason Robertson is also showing shades of Stars great Jere Lehtinen.

While providing scoring for a team that is missing Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov for long periods of time, Seguin has yet to play this season.

The Dallas Stars may have another Calder trophy candidate in Jason Robertson.
With the Stars being where they’re currently at in the central division, they’d much rather climb up into the top four and clinch a playoff spot come May. They will need, in part, Robertson to continue his strong play for that shot.

Featured Image: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Comments are closed.

Check Also

RECAP – Playoffs (Rd 3, Gm 6): Stars End Their Season Two Wins Shy of Stanley Cup Final

The Dallas Stars are officially eliminated in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They finish 3rd be…