Is Trevor Zegras the most exciting player in hockey?
Last month, he set the hockey world ablaze when he pulled off the very first "Michigan assist" — an alley-opp on ice to Anaheim Ducks teammate Sonny Milano.
On Thursday, he decided to replicate Mike Legg's famous move all on his own — casually picking the puck up on his stick as he curled behind the Montreal Canadiens net before tucking it upstairs, past goaltender Samuel Montembault with ease to make it 4-1... as if the Canadiens haven't already suffered enough.
This is getting ridiculous. But really, it's just another day at the office for Zegras.
Although Zegras flashing a spectacular display of skill feels like a weekly occurrence these days, the Michigan will never fail to send hockey Twitter into a frenzy — whether people are marvelling at the skill or upset because he's not "playing the game the right way."
Now we wait to see what he can do in the All-Star skills competition's Breakaway Challenge on Feb. 4, assuming he hasn't revealed all his tricks already.
Here's some of the best reaction:
John Tortorella after seeing Trevor Zegras successfully complete the Michigan pic.twitter.com/yrQeIHQgne
— Evan Marinofsky (@EvanMarinofsky) January 28, 2022
trevor zegras now needs a michigan fight to complete the michigan gordie howe hat trick
— 759th tweeter (@OVECHKlN) January 28, 2022
Zegras just pulled the Michigan out of his bag of tricks in an NHL game as casually as the rest of us get out of bed in the morning.
My goodness, kid. Save some confidence for the rest of us.
— Veteran Ducks Fan Kyle (@K_Nick_97) January 28, 2022
Zegras is missing Milano. Only 3 points in the last 5 games since Milano was put on IR with an Upper body injury.
So Zegras said I'll just did it myself then!!!! https://t.co/5CLeafyii8
— Martin Biron (@martybiron43) January 28, 2022
me watching that zegras michigan goal pic.twitter.com/eDqKQVedJn
— Juliana Nikac (@juliananikac) January 28, 2022
— NHL (@NHL) January 28, 2022
zegras doing that on the habs is so sinister like montreal's already struggling bro
— clarissa! (@quinnsedgework) January 28, 2022
Trevor Zegras has been such a bright spot this season. He's an absolute gift to watch because of his crafty and gutsy plays.
— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) January 28, 2022
me: just another chill night at work
the nhl: *byfield first NHL goal* *zegras finally pulls off the michigan*
— sam prevot (@s_prevot) January 28, 2022
Trevor Zegras is a menace https://t.co/AeEv2BBFXy
— Steve “Dangle” Glynn (@Steve_Dangle) January 28, 2022
NHL, please do not be afraid to market the hell out of Trevor Zegras. Thanks.
— Charlie O'Connor (@charlieo_conn) January 28, 2022
This is Trevor Zegras to me pic.twitter.com/WkZ09Z8YD5
— Nicole Shirman (@nicolefshirman) January 28, 2022
RT if you agree
— Chris (@CJKChel) January 28, 2022