Jordan Robert, a 1998-born forward originally from Massena, New York that played at Gunnery Prep(CT) announced via Twitter on Thursday that he will be staying close for college by playing 30-minutes down the road in Potsdam for the Clarkson Golden Knights:
Very excited to play division one hockey with the Knights!!!! Very proud Thankyou everyone. pic.twitter.com/U0Wy1cQ7FB— JR (@Jordan12Robert) August 28, 2014
Robert was a player largely overlooked last year, going undrafted in the USHL Futures Draft, but put together an incredible performance at this summer's USA Hockey Select 16 Festival that put him on the map of a big-time college prospect.
SBN College Hockey's Jeff Cox ranked Robert as the third-best forward at the camp comprised of most of America's top '98-born hockey talent. Here was his write-up on Robert:
3. Jordan Robert (#10 Kelly) 5-10/170 St. Lawrence Thunder/Gunnery Prep - He was a relative unknown to almost everyone at the camp except western NY observers. He plays a bigger game than his size. The Massena, NY native has good offensive instincts to go along with some silky hands. He has good speed and his game should flourish for Chris Baudo at the prep level this fall.