Gotta See It: Ehlers’ crazy ambidextrous dekes


Nikolaj Ehlers led the QMJHL in points per game this season. (Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto)

It’s no secret the Winnipeg Jets have an exciting collection of prospects who will be added to the NHL roster in coming years – a group that got even stronger in this week’s Evander Kane trade with Brendan Lemieux and Joel Armia.

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Among those players, Nikolaj Ehlers may be the player Jets fans are looking forward to the most. The ninth overall pick in the 2014 draft, Ehlers has 28 goals and 73 points in 36 games with the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads this season. He leads his team in scoring and is ninth in league scoring, despite missing time to play in the World Junior Championship with Denmark.

More impressive than those point totals, though, is the ridiculous stickhandling move Ehlers pulled off against the Shawinigan Cataractes Friday night. Streaking down the ice with the puck, Ehlers nonchalantly handled the puck first as a left hander would, then as a righty and then back to his natural left again. He made this incredibly difficuly ambidextrous move look so easy. Check it out.

It’s a move that would make the most famous ambidextrous player, Gordie Howe, proud.

And one that has Jets fans salivating.

Here’s more on Ehlers, prior to his selection in the 2014 draft.

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