Toronto Maple Leafs prospect William Nylander added an impressive goal in Sunday’s rookie tournament game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, helping the Toronto prospects to a dominant 6-2 win.
On the goal, Nylander grabbed the puck in the corner, juking his way around the back of the net, looking for someone to pass to and then he moved in front of the net and went shelf on Penguins prospect Tristan Jarry.
Another top prospect for the leafs had a great game: Mitch Marner. He looked good in the corners and in his own end, earning the number three star of the game honor.
On the Penguins side, after Matt Murray left the game at the start of the second, allowing a single goal on 10 shots, no one looked that great except for 2015 2nd round draft pick Daniel Sprong, who exited the zone well, scored a goal and assisted on the first Pens goal of the night.
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.