Winger: Robert Mastrosimone
The Detroit Red Wings selected forward Robert Mastrosimone with the 54th pick in the second round of the 2019 NHL Entry Level Draft.
Mastrosimone is a small in stature winger that stands just 5-foot-9, 160-pound yet crafty forward. A few years ago, teams wouldn’t consider drafting a player of this size. Still, in today’s NHL, where it’s more about pure skill rather than physicality, Mastrosimone will have a fair opportunity to excel.
Mastrosimone is an above-average puck handler that has the ability to leave opposing players searching for their jockstrap, but it’s a whole new game once a player reaches the National Hockey League. There are only a few Pavel Datsyuk, and Patrick Kane-type handles.
The young forward played two seasons with the Chicago Steel, enjoying plenty of success before committing to Boston College.
During his first year with Chicago, Mastrosimone recorded 16 goals, totaling 45 points in 60 games. He’d follow that up with an impressive 31 goals, 60 points in 54 games, and record an additional seven goals, 15 points in 11 playoff contests.
Last season as a freshman, Mastrosimone recorded seven goals, 10 assists, 17 points in 34 games with Boston College.
While Mastrosimone is likely a couple of years away from making an impact at the NHL level, he’s someone to continue to track moving forward.
NHL ETA: 2023