From Gretzky’s Office: Oscar Milton Executes Innovative Goal

Christopher Ralph is THW’s prospect and draft analyst.

This goal has been highlighted by Yahoo Sports recently, but I thought it deserves exposure here at THW as well.

Innovation definitely deserves recognition.

Just when we’ve thought we’ve seen it all in terms of puck creativity, there seems to be another dazzling puck artist ready to step to the forefront and display their Datsyukian talents.

Datsyukian stickhandlers are emerging in leagues all over. (Source: Thomas Grollier Wikipedia Commons)

Swedish prospect and 2012 NHL Entry Draft eligible Oscar Milton is the latest Youtube sensation that has laid witness to his goal video go viral.   The 5’ 10”, 161-pound talented young forward has notched 17 points in 12 games for Almtuna J20 of the Swedish junior U-20 league.

Milton’s so called “flip goal” incredibly goes in off the back of the goalie’s mask as Oscar executes the move From Gretzky’s Office.

The goal comes on the heels of Linus Omark’s controversial shootout goal.

It’s great to see hockey creativity is not a dying art as the brilliant artistry of puck creativity has been on beautiful display this season in various leagues.

How about this outstanding solo effort from the Kitchener Rangers Jason Akeson:

Of course, Milton’s goal is reminiscent of Michigan’s Mike Legg’s lacrosse style goal. Hard to believe it was well over four years ago:

Finally, in case you missed or simply want to watch again, 2011 NHL draft eligible USHL defenseman Travis Walsh pulls this shootout move off to perfection:

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Christopher Ralph

Christopher Ralph

Managing Editor/Lead Prospect &Draft Analyst at THW
Chris is THW's senior draft/prospect analyst and a Managing Editor. Watch for Chris' regular column "The Next Ones" Prospect Profile series as well as the annual THW NHL Entry Draft Guide. Follow @ChrisRalphTHW on Twitter as he infiltrates, dissects and analyzes all happenings of hockey prospects and the NHL entry draft. Email: cralph[at]thehockeywriters[dot]com
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2 Comments

  1. Thanks Karl – brain freeze! I knew Legg was a Wolverine, but “State” somehow came out…corrected…

    I actually almost included this video as well! Fine execution by the youngster!

  2. Legg played for Michigan, not Michigan State…

    My personal favorite is here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TxGVSw6Ayw
    Gotta love the kiddies.

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