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Sharks Sign Center Tristen Robins

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed center Tristen Robins (@tristenrobins1) to a standard, entry-level contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Tristen came off an impressive performance at the end of last season, scoring 16 points in the final nine games," said Wilson. "His game has improved since he made the move to center, and his puck possession, pursuit and skating ability fit in our system of how we want to play moving forward. We are excited to have him a part of our organization."

Robins, 19, recorded 73 points (33 goals, 40 assists) with a plus-16 rating in 62 games for the Saskatoon Blades in the Western Hockey League. Robins recorded over half of his point total after the Christmas break, scoring 51 points (23 goals, 28 assists) in 31 games and finished with 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) in the last 13 games before the season was halted. He set career highs in all offensive categories including goals, assists, points, plus/minus, power-play goals (10), shots on goal (233), and game-winning goals (4).

Robins finished tied for 11th in the league in goals and led the team in goals and points and finished third in assists. He was also third in scoring among 2020 WHL draft-eligible players, behind Seth Jarvis (13th overall) and Connor Zary (24th overall), who were both taken in the first round.

In his WHL career, the center has scored 99 points (42 goals, 57 assists) in 134 contests. In 2018-19, Robins was one of seven rookies to appear in 68 contests

Prior to his WHL career, Robins played for Rink Hockey Academy Prep in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. Over two seasons, he registered 67 points (25 goals, 42 assists) in 56 games.

In the 2020 NHL Draft, Robins was the first drafted player in San Jose Sharks history to hail from Great Britain. His father, Trevor, was a goaltender who signed as an undrafted free agent with San Jose in 1993. He spent parts of two seasons with the team's International Hockey League (IHL) affiliate Kansas City Blades.

The five-foot-ten, 176-pound native of London, Great Britain was selected by San Jose in the 2020 NHL Draft (second round, 56th overall).

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