The Western Hockey League has announced its Player of the Week for the seven days spanning April 5-11. Earning the league’s top accolade of the week is Saskatoon Blades forward Tristen Robins.
A 19-year-old Clear Lake native, Robins has seen a formidable start to the 2020-21 season, to which the Blades’ point-leader has accumulated 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points in 16 games. He has found the scoresheet in 14 of 16 games thus far.
Putting up nine points in four games this past week, the San Jose Sharks’ 2020 second round draft pick scored four goals and five assists, helping Saskatoon to a 3-0-1 record in its weekly schedule.
Scoring the game’s opening tally on Tuesday, Robins put up a goal and three assists on Thursday, helping his club beat Prince Albert 5-3. Then on Saturday, the speedy forward collected two goals and an assist in a 4-2 victory over Moose Jaw. He added an assist to his weekly tab on Sunday evening, as his Blades beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 3-2.
Drafted 76th overall in the fourth round of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft by the Regina Pats, Robins was dealt to the Blades two years later in a move that saw defender Libor Hajek shipped to Regina. Through 150 total WHL games, the Manitoban has 52 goals and 70 assists to his name, for a career total of 122 points.