1. Torgersson Steals The Show
Another player who impressed in this win was twenty-year-old, Daniel Torgersson. The Swedish-born forward made his NHL preseason debut on a line with fellow prospects, Henri Nikkanen and Alex Limoges.
One part of Torgersson’s game that impressed me was his ability to get to quiet ice in the offensive zone. Torgersson scored two goals in the victory and in both of his goals, he worked his way to the slot and was able to put himself in a position to receive a pass and have a high-quality scoring chance.
Fortunately for Torgersson, he was able to score on both of these opportunities on fantastic shots. On his first goal, Torgersson worked his way from behind the Senators’ goal line, while Kyle Connor was looking for a lane to the net.
As Connor had the puck, Torgersson found his way to the high slot and was wide open. Connor then delivered a fantastic pass and Torgersson one-timed the puck into the back of the net to open the scoring.
Torgersson scored in a similar fashion in the second period. The Jets were on the forecheck and Torgersson found his way to the slot. The Jets were able to retrieve the puck and Limoges made a quick passing play to Torgersson who was wide open right in front of the crease.
Torgersson again fired a one-timer past Ottawa’s goaltender, who had no chance of stopping this one.
The Jets’ former 2020 second-round draft choice showed his hockey IQ and goal-scoring abilities versus the Senators and was one of the top players of the game for the Jets.
Torgersson may not make the Jets at the end of camp, but he has already shown his potential. The young forward can be a mainstay for the Jets in the future and it will be interesting to watch him in his first full season in North America.
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The Jets’ next preseason game will be on Thursday night as they head to Montreal to take on the Canadiens.
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