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.
— Robert Söderlind (@HockeyWebCast) September 17, 2016
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
— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) July 8, 2015
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.
Sergei Tolchinsky is good at hockey. https://t.co/eFq511PDVI
— Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) April 29, 2015
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.