Jonathan Drouin of the Halifax Mooseheads Is a One-Man Highlight Machine
This is our second post concerning the Halifax Moosheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey Leauge within a week. We didn’t suddenly become big Mooseheads fans or anything, though. It’s just a coincidence that they have been involved in some remarkable plays.
The first play, of course, was a brutal (though probably accidental) two-handed slash on 17-year-old Mooseheads defenseman Brian Lovell.
Luckily for Halifax, today’s play is one that worked out in their favor. Yesterday, with Halifax hosting Acadie-Bathurst, 17-year-old left winger Jonathan Drouin gave us what might just be the assist of the year in hockey. Actually, it might even be the shift of the year. The guy gets the puck on the right boards and moves around two defenders with brilliant moves, only to fire the puck up and over the net. Then he goes and grabs his own rebound on the other side of the ice, moves around three more defenders, and dishes it to a wide-open teammate who puts it home.
See the dazzling shift for yourself:
Of course, that’s not the only highlight reel play this kid has turned in this season…or even this month. On Friday, February 15, Drouin scored this amazing coast-to-coast goal:
Those are some okay moves. I would suggest committing the name “Jonathan Drouin” to memory.