Trevor Zegras has done it again.
Zegras scored the second Michigan goal of his young NHL career Friday evening against Arizona. This one might even be more impressive than his previous one against Montreal.
Zegras had to navigate around teammate Sonny Milano to successfully score his Michigan goal Friday. You might remember the two youngsters combined for an insane lob pass play earlier in the season.
Zegras scored the lacrosse-style goal in the first period of Friday’s game at Gila River Arena. The average ticket price for the game was $55.00, so fans in attendance certainly got some bang for their buck.
The play unfolded in the Coyotes zone with the Ducks leading 2-0. Zegras tried a between-the-legs shot on goalie Karel Vejmelka at the side of the net, but he was denied. Zegras then collected the rebound and attempted a Michigan goal on the other side.
The 21-year-old rookie showed his ridiculous skill as he scooped the puck onto his stick blade and controlled it mid-air. Zegras had to show great composure to navigate mid-air around teammate Milano, who was blocking his path to the net. Zegras did the entire thing way too casually.
Here’s a fan view of the goal, courtesy of David Melkin.
Zegras doing Zegras things tonight. #dammit #GoYotes pic.twitter.com/C0zj5grW1E
— David Melkin (@Eepher95) April 2, 2022
Zegras spoke about the goal and navigating around Milano during the first intermission.
“I kinda saw the play. Made it. Nobody really behind the net so I figured pick it up. If anybody got in my way, it was Sonny. I had to put it around Sonny to score, which was pretty funny”, Zegras said.
Zegras was asked if he told Milano to get out of his way.
“I don’t even think he saw me, to be completely honest”, Zegras replied. “I don’t know what’s going on in his head when he’s out there. Instead of putting it around the goalie, I had to put it around Sonny, which was pretty funny.”
Zegras now has two Michigan goals, which is tied for the NHL lead with Carolina Hurricanes’ forward Andrei Svechnikov. Nashville Predators’ forward Filip Forsberg is the only other NHL player who has successfully attempted the move (full list here).
The goal from Zegras is his first in nine games. There aren’t many more memorable ways you can break a slump than how Zegras ended his drought Friday. Zegras now has 17 goals and 50 points in 62 games on the season.
You’re a wizard, Trevor.