When Tristen Robins was drafted by the San Jose Sharks, he already had the perfect gear lined up for the occasion.
The forward sported the jacket his dad received from the Sharks during his tenure with the team after San Jose chose him with the No. 56 pick at the 2020 NHL Draft.
Robins' dad Trevor was a goalie and received the jacket when he signed with San Jose after playing junior hockey with Brandon of the Western Hockey League. Trevor did not appear in an NHL game but backed up starter Arturs Irbe during the 1992-93 season, San Jose's second in the NHL.
When Tristen, a right wing who played for Saskatoon of the WHL, was selected by San Jose with the second of its two second-round selections, he knew what to wear.
"I thought it was timely to get to throw it on," Tristen said during his media availability. "It's pretty cool that I get to throw it on today."
The jacket was just the latest hockey-related gift Tristen received from his dad, who spent 13 seasons playing professionally and coached his son during his youth hockey days.
"He's a very knowledgeable hockey figure," Tristen said. "I think I wouldn't be where I am without the knowledge that he has."
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