TAMPA, Fla. – Not much has gone right for the 0-6-1 San Jose Sharks this year.
But on Tuesday, in a 3-1 loss to the Florida Panthers, William Eklund gave San Jose Sharks fans something to get excited about with a dazzling assist on a Fabian Zetterlund goal. That wasn’t his only great play that night.
Now let’s not get too excited – the 2021 seventh-overall pick is just 21, and he’s still clearly a work in progress. He’s not going to lead the Sharks out of the darkness by himself.
But breaking down some of Eklund’s plays with Eklund himself, you do get the sense that he’s got a special hockey mind.
Straight from Eklund, here’s how he saw it.
Along with Mackenzie Blackwood’s 51-save performance and Thomas Bordeleau’s first NHL goal, both against the Colorado Avalanche, this Eklund pass to Zetterlund is arguably the highlight of this San Jose Sharks season so far.
— SnipeCity420 (@SnipeCity420) October 25, 2023
The key here? Eklund (72) is waiting on Florida goaltender Anthony Stolarz.
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