The NHL is home to the most talented hockey players on the planet, and there are plenty of guys who have the ability to routinely pull off some jaw-dropping moves with astounding ease.
There’s currently no one in the league who is able to do exactly that quite like Connor McDavid, the Oilers superstar who has an impressive ability to make opposing players look absolutely silly on a nightly basis.
Earlier this year, the man frequently referred to as “McJesus” absolutely undressed Anaheim Ducks center Trevor Zegras with a filthy spin move that led to one of the prettiest goals scored in the NHL this season.
lol just absurd.
Connor McDavid's (@cmcdavid97) 35th (yes, 35th) of the season was… well, just check it out. 👇 pic.twitter.com/7LkyW7HZPS
— NHL (@NHL) January 12, 2023
It took a couple of months, but the man who saw McDavid deposit the puck at his expense has responded with a highlight reel goal of his own.
Zegras has emerged as one of the league’s most exciting young talents since he made his debut in Anaheim in 2021.
That year, he played an instrumental role in one of the most absurd goals in hockey history when he scooped up the puck on his stick behind the net before tossing it to Sonny Milano, who batted it into the net to cap off a sequence that wowed everyone but John Tortorella.
On Tuesday night, Zegras once again cemented his reputation as a rising star thanks to what unfolded during the showdown between the Ducks and the Kraken.
Seattle was sporting a 2-0 lead when the puck dropped in the second period, but it didn’t take long for Anaheim to cut the deficit to one after Ryan Strome hit Zegras with a slick saucer pass before his teammate pulled off an unreal between-the-legs move to put the puck past Philipp Grubauer.
TREVOR ZEGRAS, ARE YOU SERIOUS⁉️ pic.twitter.com/7Qbh6dmxo0
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 8, 2023
Trevor Zegras is a human cheat code.