Rookie Mid-Terms: Trevor Zegras is already must-watch hockey
Few hockey players see their star power eclipse their on-ice performance. Part of that’s the lack of exposure, but part of it's built into the game. With few scoring plays, even the best players often slip into the background, relying on subtleties over dynamic skill to impact the game for stretches.
Tune into a Ducks game, and you’ll quickly learn that Trevor Zegras is the exception to the rule.
Just 60 games into his NHL career, Zegras has already cemented his status as one of the sport's true must-watch players. His skill is undeniably apparent just about every shift. With each lacrosse scoop flip pass and absurd spin pass, he shifts the window open for what we thought was possible in the NHL.
For Zegras to earn a spot at the Skills Competition without being named to the NHL All-Star Game might be more impressive than his 29 points in 37 games. After all, this is a league that undermines its entertainment value at every possible turn.
But that absolutely wild stuff isn’t just empty calories; the addition of that little extra on most plays is why he’s having a Calder-worthy campaign.
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