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Maple Leafs F Robertson requests trade

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nick Robertson has requested a trade, as reported by TSN Hockey Insider Chris Johnston. 

The 22-year-old winger was extended a qualifying offer from the Maple Leafs earlier on Sunday, but Johnston has reported that Robertson does not intend to sign the contract, and instead wants out of the organization. 

Last season, Robertson expressed his frustration after being loaned to the team's AHL affiliate. He did not report to the Marlies in the time that he was demoted.

"It's been kind of weird," he said to reporters last season. "I've just been practising on my own while the guys were on the road and just waiting for my turn, I guess."

"He's faced a lot of adversity through his time with us," said captain John Tavares, on Robertson's comments. "Obviously has dealt with some tough injuries and he just keeps coming back."

Drafted by the team with the 53rd overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the American skater has appeared in 87 games for the Maple Leafs across parts of four seasons, scoring 17 goals and 34 points.