NHL Icon Has High Hopes For One Specific Prospect in The NHL

Published August 14, 2022 at 0:19

Cup champion and NHL icon Marian Hossa had some high hoped-words to say about one specific NHL prospect.. and that prospect is the first overall pick out of this years draft, Montreal Canadiens Juraj Slafkovsky.

*The text below is translated from Slovakian to English, some text may not have proper grammar*

"There is talk about Jaromír Jágr, we talked about it with our friends. His skating reminds me of Riš Zedník, who also skated more on the ice. I like how he can cover the puck with his body. It will only get better with age." The three-time Stanley Cup champion told Prokop.

"Draft picks usually play in the NHL right away. I would be surprised if this was not the case with Juraj. I think they will be patient with him at the club. He would have to be downright worried for it to be otherwise. In my opinion, he is ready to start the season with the best players in the world. During the year, he will touch and improve. I don't see a problem in his game, in my opinion he will catch on immediately," Hossa said.

Marian Hossa knows his hockey, and he sure has high hopes for Slafkosky, who marks the first Slovakian player in NHL history to ever be drafted first overall! Hossa said he also believes Slafkovsky is ready to compete with the best hockey players in the world.

Let's take a look at some of Juraj Slafkovsky's hockey highlights on the next page below!

August 14   |   121 answers
NHL Icon Has High Hopes For One Specific Prospect in The NHL

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