One of the top forwards from last year is returning to the Saskatoon Blades as the Western Hockey League's (WHL) Eastern Division prepares to begin play on Friday, March 12.

Tristen Robins from Clear Lake has been re-assigned to the WHL after spending time with the American Hockey League's (AHL) San Jose Barracuda.

A second-round (56th overall) pick of the Sharks in the 2020 NHL Draft, Tristen played two games with the Barracuda this season, the Sharks AHL affiliate. Robins led the Blades in scoring last season with 33 goals and 40 assists. In 134 WHL games, Robins has tallied 42 goals and 57 assists.

All East Division teams begin to play in the Hub Centre in Regina.