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2019-20 Player Review: Eric Robinson steps into fourth line role for Columbus Blue Jackets

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After a solid season, the winger signed a two year extension with the club.

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Eric Robinson, after playing just 14 NHL games with no points over his first two years with the Blue Jackets, solidified his spot on the fourth line with the club in his third professional season.

Robinson may never blossom into more than a fourth liner, but his speed allows him to be a potential game breaker in limited minutes. He also dished out 79 hits in 50 games, showing that he is not afraid to use his physicality on a nightly basis. Think of him as a poor man’s Josh Anderson in those regards.

Robinson had a fine season given his usage, and I would expect that usage to continue going forward.

2019-20 Stats

Regular Season

Games played: 50
Goals: 7
Assists: 5
Points: 12
Plus/Minus: 10
PIM: 12
5v5 CF%: 51.4%
5v5 FF%: 52.9%

Playoffs

Games played: 10
Goals: 1
Assists: 0
Points: 1
Plus/Minus: 0
PIM: 0
5v5 CF%: 42.68%
5v5 FF%: 44.34%

Contract Status

Next season, Eric Robinson will be entering the first year of a two year extension he signed on January 27, 2020. He carries a cap hit of $975,000.

High Point

On November 12, 2019, Eric Robinson scored his first career NHL goal against the Montreal Canadiens. After a Zach Werenski shot, Emil Bemstrom collected the rebound and fed Robinson in front of the net, who beat Carey Price for his first career goal.

Low Point

Robinson was a season-worst -2 and played just 8:37 in a 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Wild on February 25. He registered just one shot and 14 shifts as the Jackets fell on the road.

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How would you grade Eric Robinson’s 2019-20 season?

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