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Watch prospect Jonathan Drouin’s dominant shift

Feb 24, 2013, 10:15 PM EST

By virtually every account, the top pick of the 2013 NHL Draft will either be Nathan MacKinnon or Seth Jones. Still, if you’re a fan of dark horse candidates, it’s easy to get behind Halifax Mooseheads standout Jonathan Drouin.

Proponents of the 17-year-old prospect could trot out stats all they want, but this impressive shift where he takes over the QMJHL’s scoring lead on Sunday argues the point in convenient video form:

(In case you’re wondering who Drouin is in that clip for some reason, he’s the guy wearing No. 27/doing amazing things.)

The Mooseheads pounded Acadie-Bathurst 11-3, with Drouin scoring a goal and three assists.

(H/T to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.)

  1. valoisvipers - Feb 24, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Nice but you can’t do that in today’s NHL….um maybe Datsyuk

  2. hockeywithdrawal - Feb 24, 2013 at 10:28 PM

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  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 24, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    17 years old and pulling moves like that. In other words, conversely, watch this clip if you want to feel like you’re not doing much with your life.

  4. sjsharks86 - Feb 24, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    This kid is beastin’, hopefully he’ll be able to bring it like that at an NHL level.

  5. jpelle82 - Feb 25, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    i feel bad for #12 especially…pwnd

  6. buckyblackhawk - Feb 25, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Halifax has a very fun team to watch. They are a very deep and fast team. Frk seems like he may be a decent NHL player some day. Hopefully, they can bring the CHL title back to the Maritimes.

  7. withseidelinn - Feb 25, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Whichever team drafts this kid is going to have a superstar for the next 10 years

  8. mclovinhockey - Feb 25, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Ummm I saw this on RDS…. Nice shift, shame that one hit was an elbow/ interference and would have ended in 2 minutes. Looked like he just butt ended the guy /:

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