Team USA head coach Scott Sandelin may have started Anaheim Ducks prospect Trevor Zegras on the fourth line at left wing, but he put the Boston University product onto a power play unit alongside Los Angeles Kings draft picks Alex Turcotte and Arthur Kaliyev (the only time we’ll be able to write these words) during a wild 6-4 loss against Team Canada.
And he didn’t disappoint.
Zegras got a behind-the-back pass along the boards off a contested puck from Kings draft pick Alex Turcotte. The pass was at his feet, but Zegras showed off incredible hands and dexterity by tapping it between his legs, kicking it up to his blade with his skate, then delivering a perfect pass to Kaliyev who was in position to rip it into the open net.
OH BABY THE USA POWER PLAY IS COOKING pic.twitter.com/6tKq3mTcDv— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) December 26, 2019
Here’s am amazing slow-mo replay to show just how incredible the assist was.
He turned a relatively harmless play into a goal in less than a second. Cue the “FUUUUTTTTUURREEEEE” Squidward meme.
These are the moments that show why the Ducks too Zegras with the 9th overall selection in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Hopefully we’ll see a lot more of them up in Anaheim.