Washington Capitals Draft Pick Josh Robertson Arrested

July 25th, 2010 by Trent Reinsmith Leave a reply »
In 2003 the Washington Capitals used the 155th pick in the NHL entry draft on Josh Robertson. The 18-year-old Robertson was coming off a season where he scored 37 goals in 34 games for Proctor Academy in Andover, NH.  

Robertson attended Northeastern University in Boston on a scholarship. His plan was to play hockey for the school, while pursuing a degree in business administration. A concussion derailed his second season with the Huskies. In the end, he played two years for the team, scoring five goals in 43 games.

Robertson was preparing to leave the U.S. to play hockey in Europe when he lost a finger on his left hand during an accident while working for his family's excavation business. A friend of the family believed that he became addicted to his prescribed painkillers at the time.  

The now 25-year-old was arrested in his home in Whitman, MA.  He was charged with breaking into four homes and stealing jewelry and other household items. Upon his arrest, he relayed to an officer that he was breaking into the houses in order to pay for a heroin addiction.

At this time Robertson's stats remain on the Washington Capital ...

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