Trevor Zegras has scored a Michigan goal.
After two previous unsuccessful attempts in his young career, Zegras finally accomplished the feat against the Montreal Canadiens.
Zegras scored with the Michigan move in a game against the Habs on Thursday at Bell Centre. Unfortunately, there were no fans in attendance due to COVID restrictions in Canada.
With Anaheim leading Montreal 3-1 early in the second period, Zegras scooped the puck on his stick behind Montreal’s net and scored an incredible lacrosse-style goal.
Zegras picked up the puck super cleanly and deposited it into the top corner over the shoulder of goaltender Sam Montembeault. Zegras celebrated by sticking his tongue out and motioning towards the empty seats.
Trevor Zegras scores with the Michigan 😳 pic.twitter.com/dqGY8hrKk2
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) January 28, 2022
Here’s a look at the Zegras’ Michigan goal from an alternate angle in slo-mo. You truly have to slow it down to appreciate the hand-eye coordination and raw skill from Zegras.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Zegras highlight without a hilarious reaction on the bench. Zegras couldn’t stop smiling with his teammates after pulling it off.
This is just another highlight from Zegras in his incredible rookie season. The Ducks’ forward already set up teammate Sonny Milano with an insane “Michigan assist” back in December. It’s been voted goal of the year in the NHL to date.
Trevor Zegras oh my god pic.twitter.com/GZjZNaRTYj
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) December 8, 2021
Zegras is a human highlight reel and he’s having tons of fun doing it. When speaking about his goal post-game, Zegras poked fun at the lack of attendance in Montreal. “I was trying to take the crowd out of it”, Zegras said.
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) January 28, 2022
Montreal goalie Montembeault was also a good sport about the goal despite ending up on the wrong side of the highlight reel. “I’m going to see myself on TSN or ESPN for a week, so not happy about that. But it was a great move”, Montembeault exclaimed.
Zegras has quite the impressive highlight reel considering he’s only 20 years of age and playing in his first full NHL season. He’s earned his spot at the 2022 NHL All-Star Game in February.
While we wish fans could’ve been in attendance for the Zegras Michigan goal, the highlights all count the same. We’re simply salivating at what the young superstar might have up his sleeve next.