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Eklund Has Become Double Threat (+)



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William Eklund is evolving.

Head coach David Quinn highlighted the 21-year-old winger’s improved two-way game yesterday, after the San Jose Sharks’ 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

“He’s understanding that there’s an awful lot to [being] a really good NHL hockey player and he’s adding a lot to his game in a short period of time,” Quinn said. “His D-zone has been better, his tracking has been better, his play away from the puck has gotten better. Those are the things that are gonna allow him to be a really good player at this level.”

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Of course, Eklund wasn’t selected as high as he was – seventh-overall in the 2021 Draft – for his defense. And just as impressive as his defensive growth has been his offensive.

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