Dylan Strome is an 18-year-old Canadian teenager who stars for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League. He a talented 6-footer Ontario native and Coyotes draft pick who grew up with hockey in his blood and brain, and he has a heck of a sniping shot from the perimeter.
But don’t take our word for it, just check out the highlight above from the ongoing World Junior Hockey Championships.
Canada edged Switzerland in a shootout, 3-2, at the tournament taking place in Finland. They never would have been in position for that comeback, shootout victory if it wasn’t for a truly remarkable, jaw-dropping goal from Strome, who fired from a near zero-degree angle and hit top shelf. If Momma was hiding the thin mints, as ESPN’s Steve Buccigross insists she always does, Strome almost certainly uncovered them with a single, deft shot.
If Canada is going to take home gold from Finland, it may need more brilliance from Strome, not to mention his teammates. Regardless of the brilliant stars shining around Strome, for one night he was by far the brightest, well earned for that goal.