This past week, the Western Hockey League announced Tristen Robins as its Player of the Month over its past 30 days of action. Currently leading the league with 23 points in just 13 games for the Saskatoon Blades, the Clear Lake product has had himself one heck of a start to the 2021-22 campaign.
Putting up 10 goals and 23 total points in 16 contests last season with the Blades in the Regina Hub, Robins has already equaled those numbers, albeit in a few less games. The San Jose Sharks second round pick from 2020 continues to lead his Saskatoon teammates in points while also atop the penalty minutes leaderboard.
Through 10 October games, Robins had seven goals and 14 assists for 21 total points, finishing the month atop the league leaderboard. Of his 10 games, seven were multi-point outings. He only failed to register a point in one October showing. He had nine power play points while adding a league-best four shorthanded points.
Officially signed to an entry-level contract by the Sharks, Robins enjoyed development camp in San Jose before being sent back to Saskatoon for what will be his final year of junior hockey. The former RINK Hockey Academy prep star broke out with the Blades in 2019-20, scoring 33 goals and 73 points in 62 games, before putting up 10 goals and 23 points in 16 games in last year’s shortened season.
The 5-foot-11, 186-pound forward was originally selected by the Regina Pats in the fourth round of the 2016 WHL Draft and was acquired by the Blades in January of 2018. Over 160 career WHL regular season games, Robins has amassed 143 points (59G-84A). He has recorded multi-point games seven times so far this season, earning three points on three different occasions, while putting up four points once.