Look out for Antonio Stranges.
The London Knights of the OHL sniper and 2020 NHL Draft prospect went viral with an incredible shootout goal at a recent charity event.
Stranges pulled off the move at Mt. Clemens Arena at the Eastside Elite Hockey League’s all-star special. The event raises funds for the Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation.
The 17-year-old moved in on the goaltender before utilizing a spinning heel drag move to undress the tendy and score. Stranges somehow manages to keep the puck on his stick the entire time, doing a full spin and taking the puck from his backhand to the forehand before scoring.
The move, which left the crowd in awe, was captured beautifully by a GoPro.
Another angle of the goal shows just how mesmerizing the move would appear to a potential goaltender.
— TPEHockey (@TPEHockey) July 24, 2019
Stranges made his debut in the OHL last season, racking up 13 goals and 34 points in 66 games. He’s already considered one of the the top forward prospects in junior, but this move certainly gave a boost to his ranking.
For many fans that follow Stranges in junior, they apparently weren’t too surprised that he was able to pull off the jaw-dropping move.
If you’re looking for the nastiest hands in junior hockey then #2020NHLDraft eligible Antonio Stranges might be your guy. He has some of the best dekes and finesse in the OHL. Here’s a highlight reel of his shootout moves. Also, if anyone knows what his shootout % is then lmk. pic.twitter.com/tXduqlDocd
— TPEHockey (@TPEHockey) January 7, 2019
The 5’10” centre grew up in Michigan and played for the Little Ceasars Program. He’ll be eligible for selection at the 2020 NHL Draft in Montreal.
Considering the London Knights have churned out two of the nastiest shootout players in NHL history in Patrick Kane and Sam Gagner, it should comes as no surprise that Stranges is another promising prospect with silky hands coming out of London.