Edinburgh Capitals have pulled off a transfer coup having signed two of Scotland’s hottest prospects in Caly (16) and Aaron (19) Robertson.
The club are looking forward to working with two players who have shown great potential throughout their developmental years and are proven winners.
The surname will be familiar to many Capitals fans. Caly and Aaron’s father is ex-Capital Iain Robertson who was a hugely popular player with the fans when he played for the club in 1999-2000, and between 2002-2004.
Both Caly and Aaron started playing around 12 years ago and have developed year on year since.
Aaron is 19 years old and has represented Scotland for the past 3 years at U-19 level (and was also a GB U-18 reserve two seasons ago). Whilst playing for the Fife Falcon’s at U-20 level last season he picked up an U20 National Finals winners medal whilst also representing the Kirkcaldy Kestrels in the Scottish National League. Aaron is currently the all-time leading points scorer in the Scottish U-20 leagues. He combines ice hockey with his studies at Edinburgh University studying Accountancy and Economics – incidentally Aaron played for the Edinburgh Eagles university side and was top scorer at the National Championships.
Caly is 16 years old and has played for Scotland U-17s and U-19s this past season. Caly is also a former GB U16 international and last season played in South Korea in the IIHF World Championships. Caly, like Aaron, represented the Fife Falcons similarly picking up a National Finals winner medal. He also, on turning 16, represented the Kirkcaldy Kestrels at SNL level. In his first full year playing at U-20 level Caly was 2nd top points scorer in the league. Caly is also hoping to combine ice hockey with academic development as he hopes to study Sports therapy and fitness at Edinburgh College next year.
Both Caly and Aaron plan to stay in Edinburgh and are looking forward to representing the Capitals
Caly said “I’m really excited to be given the opportunity to train and develop under Coach Dmitri Khristich and Edinburgh have a number of other great coaches who will support me as I look to gain more experience at senior level”
Elder brother Aaron said on signing for the Capitals “I am excited and extremely privileged to be given the opportunity to improve my game within the Edinburgh Capitals Academy. The prospect of learning under a coach who has played at the highest level of the sport is an honour. I cannot wait for the season to start”.
Edinburgh Capitals are excited by the capture of both players and General Manager Scott Neil commented “It’s great to get Aaron and Caly Robertson in to the Edinburgh Capitals Academy. These are two young, very talented young players who have put up impressive numbers and represented their country for a number of years. With the support of our coaching network our Academy is here to offer them full support as they take their next steps.”