The Winnipeg Jets have quite an impressive prospect on their hands in Kyle Connor.
The Michigan freshman led the Wolverines to the Big Ten Championship Saturday night, totaling a goal and three assists in a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers. His game-tying goal at 3:28 of the third period was a sight to behold.
Connor deked the pants off Minnesota goaltender Eric Schierhorn to score the first of three unanswered markers en route to the win.
Connor, a 2015 first-round pick (17th overall), was named most valuable player of the Big Ten tournament. The 19-year-old winger was named as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award earlier this week.
Connor has 35 goals and 69 points in 36 games with Michigan this season.
The 2015-16 season has been quite a letdown for Jets fans, but Connor’s dominance on the college circuit is certainly a reason for optimism in Manitoba.