When it comes to young stars like Auston Matthews, Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid, one thing that really stands out is how ready they’ve seemed for the NHL from day one. There’s a poise you don’t expect from any teenager in each case.
Now, this isn’t the most mind-blowing McDavid goal below. His 18th goal of 2016-17 is remarkable, instead, for how easy he makes everything look. Need to switch out one stick for the other? No big deal, he just does so seamlessly and then scores a backhand beauty:
Apparently it was a lucrative goal for No. 97:
Update: McDavid’s heroics weren’t enough, however, as the Hurricanes beat the Oilers 2-1. Speaking of Aho, he ended up scoring the game-winner.