Q&A with Josh Robertson

By Seth Keggins

Josh Robertson is a senior attending Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire. The Washington Capitals selected the 19-year-old last June in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Thus far, he has amassed an amazing 60 points in 20 games this season.

Hockey’s Future spoke to Robertson following a 6-0 win over New Hampton School Huskies on Monday.

HF: Can you describe your style of play? Does it compare perhaps to your favorite NHL player?

JR: I am a playmaker and I see the ice very well, but also play with a lot of grit and toughness.

HF: Who is your favorite NHL player?

JR: Mike Modano or Paul Kariya.

HF: How long are you planning to go to Northeastern? What are you planning on majoring in while you’re there? What made you choose Northeastern over any other school?

JR: Four years, majoring in Business Administration. I chose NU because I wanted to be in Boston and I really liked the coaching staff there, the campus, and it was where I felt more comfortable.

HF: Being drafted so young (high school) how did it make you feel? Were you expecting to be drafted; any particular teams that may have expressed any interest before the draft?

JR: Being drafted in high school was very exciting. I was expected to be drafted, just not sure when. Besides the Capitals, the Rangers, Flyers, and the Bruins.

HF: Do you find yourself following the Capitals more so than your favorite NHL team (I’m assuming you are a Boston fan)?

JR: I will always be a Bruins fan, but I definitely follow the Capitals just as much now that I have been drafted by them.

HF: Some may say that Proctor has been struggling lately. Do you feel that way and do you feel this team can repeat as NE division II Prep champs?

JR: We have been in a funk lately, but last year we were in a worse funk and we still went on to win. I definitely think we can repeat as Division II champs.

HF: You scored 37 goals last season as a junior. Do you think you can repeat that this season?

JR: Yes, I have 23 goals and 60 points right now after 20 games. We still have about 16 games left.

HF: Do you know if you will be planning to attend the Caps Rookie Camp next summer?

JR: Yes I’m planning on attending camp.