Dylan Roobroeck has been building up his conditioning, and strength throughout the offseason; Niagara’s third-round choice in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection (45th overall), has been training alongside fellow London native, and IceDogs’ team leader Mason Howard (01), who has taken the 16-year-old under his wing.
Throughout the 2019-20 season, Roobroeck impressed Ontario Hockey League talent elevators with his impressive mix of size, skill and strength. In 33 appearances with the London Jr. Knights, he collected 32 points (14G, 18A). The 6-foot-3 centreman also saw time playing seven games of junior hockey between the Brantford 99ers (OJHL), and London Nationals (GOJHL).
Roobroeck signed a Standard Player Agreement, committing to the organization on May 7th.
Dylan played at an extremely high level all season. We were surprised and thrilled to see him available in the third round. This is a guy who had a big growth spurt prior to the season and has really grown into himself well. Dylan combines size, awareness, a smooth style with high-end puck skills and finish. He plays a game that is very conducive to our league. I really believe the sky is the limit for his potential. I am very excited to make it official, and I can’t wait to get started! – Joey Burke