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The AHL has selected Texas Stars forward Jason Robertson as the Player of the Week for the previous seven days. Robertson notched three goals and five points as Texas won all three of their games last week.
This is the type of week you want to see from the young rookie. Texas's slow start was a combination of things coming together, and one of those was the rookie taking some time to adjust and adapt. With Robertson picking things up, the Stars have one piece of the puzzle they need to drive back to playoff contention.
Approximately one year ago, Erik Condra was selected as Player of the Week and was the most recent selection for Texas.
Here's the release:
The American Hockey League announced today that Texas Stars forward Jason Robertson has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending December 8, 2019.
Robertson scored three goals and totaled five points in three games last week for Texas, which improved to 6-0-1-0 in its last seven outings.
On Tuesday evening, Robertson notched a goal and an assist and was named the game’s first star as Texas defeated Milwaukee, 5-1, to end the Admirals’ 13-game winning streak. On Friday, Robertson assisted on the game-winning goal as the visiting Stars knocked off Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 4-3. And on Saturday, Robertson scored twice to help Texas to a 5-3 win and a weekend sweep of the Penguins.
A second-round pick by Dallas in the 2017 NHL Draft, Robertson ranks fifth among all AHL rookies in scoring with 18 points (10 goals, eight assists) in 25 games for Texas this season, leading the team in goals and points. The 20-year-old native of Northville, Mich., was the top scorer in the entire Canadian Hockey League last season, collecting 117 points with Kingston and Niagara (OHL), and won a silver medal with the United States at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.
In recognition of being named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week, Robertson will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Stars home game.