Sergey Tolchinsky Dazzles at Traverse City Tournament

Anyone familiar with Carolina Hurricanes prospect Sergey Tolchinsky knows his capacity for potting a dazzling goal. He’s got excellent hands and quick feet.

He showed off his skills Friday during the first day of the 2016 Traverse City Prospects Tournament. The game between prospect squads from Carolina and the New York Rangers met and needed overtime to declare a winner. Tolchinsky settled things in the extra frame by pulling a wild move that left New York’s Sean Day standing flat-footed, as though the game were over before he even got the puck in the net.

If you haven’t had the chance to see Tolchinsky pull a move like that before, it’s not the first time he’s scored an absolutely beautiful goal

The 5-foot-8 Russian winger went pro last season, playing 72 games for the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers, over which he grabbed 14 goals and 36 points. He also made his NHL debut last season, playing two games for the ‘Canes. He’s small and may need to refine his work on the other side of the puck, but he’s a lot of fun to watch.

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