ST. PAUL, MN – Brown University rising sophomore Dennis Robertson (Fort St. John, BC) was chosen by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The Bears' first player to be drafted since Brian Ihnacak '07 and Paul Baier '08 were drafted in 2004, Robertson was selected in the sixth round (173rd overall). He is the first Brown player to be drafted by Toronto and is the highest player to be selected while a current student-athlete since Geoff Finch '94 went in the 7th round (137th overall).
A Second Team All-Ivy and ECAC Hockey All-Rookie selection in 2011, Robertson developed into one of the Bears' most reliable defensemen during his rookie campaign, playing in 30 of 31 games. A powerful two-way defenseman, Robertson is equally effective on both sides of the puck, finishing the season ranked fourth overall on the team in scoring with 17 points (6g, 11a), totals that led all Brown defensemen and rookies. His 17 points rank third all-time at Brown for points in a season by a rookie defenseman, while his six goals is the Brown record for goals in a season by a rookie defenseman and his 11 assists is ninth for assists in a season by a rookie defenseman. Robertson was a vital part of Brown's special teams, playing on the first power play and posting five power play goals and 11 power play points. In ECAC games only, Robertson was 7th in the League in scoring among defensemen and 10th in scoring among freshmen with 13 points (3g, 10a).
Pictured: Dennis Robertson '14. Photo by DSPics.net.