Montreal | In the shadow of Christian Dvorak, Josh Anderson and Jonathan Droin, Michael Pezzetta led the Canadians to a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bell Center on Monday.
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After the meeting, the Canadian posted an interesting video of Pezzetta in the corridor before the team entered the locker room on its social networks.
Among the captured films, Droin, who was appointed as the third star of the game, was shocked to see that his young teammate was not one of the three honorable players. Anderson and Dvoక్ ,k, the other members of the trio with Droin, got the first two.
In his first NHL Preseason game, Pezzetta proved great against the Leafs. The long-haired Antarion, who used to be on the wing alongside John Misak and Gabriel Bork, scored four goals and two goals along with five hits.
“I was drafted in 2016, so I waited a long time before I could play the first pre-season game,” he said.
Pagetta. I can’t be happier with my debut. For me it feels great. I played my first game at the Bell Center, the first time I wore a Canadian jersey. I was proud of myself and loved the reaction of colleagues. I know they are happy for me. “
A power winger
Pazzetta, a modest 6th round pick (160th overall), is not an offensive player. With Brace in the NHL pre-season game, he tied his goal tally with Laval Rocket for his last two seasons.
Last year, the former Sudbury Wolves scored five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in 20 games with the Rocket. He had his best offensive season of 2018-2019 with 10 points (6 goals, 4 assists) in 55 games.
But Pezzetta will never be judged for his skills in filling the opponent’s net. He brings another dimension with his physical commitment and speed. Last August the Canadian offered him a two-part one-year contract.
“What we like about him is his seriousness and his commitment,” Dominic Ducharme said. To me, he is a true companion. This is the first time I have appeared behind the bench with him as a player. I quickly noticed his energy, he brought so much life. “
“I am happy he was rewarded with two goals,” he continued. He made good progress in his game. Can he shuffle the cards this year? I would say the chances are slim. But he is a man who keeps working. Engaged guys will find ways to continue. We will never know. ”
Norlinder was injured
Matthias Norlinder did not attend training on Wednesday with his teammates. The Swedish defenseman suffered a minor injury last season against the Leafs.
“It’s not serious,” Ducharme said. But he should be away for the next three, four or five days. “
Failing to win a place in Montreal, the 2019 3rd round selection will return to Sweden in Frulanda.