VIDEO: Red Wings' Tomas Jurco learned a new puck trick
Red Wings rookie Tomas Jurco is known for being a magician with the puck. He showed off his latest trick from his summer training in Slovakia.
Prior to being drafted, young Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco was known as a bit of a showman. His stickhandling abilities are rather thrilling and some of his nifty puck work has ended up making him a bit of a YouTube sensation. On Wednesday, he decided to share a new trick through his Instagram account.
Jurco starts by effortlessly juggling the puck in midair with his stick. He then allows the puck to settle on the blade of his stick before throwing it back into the air. He also lets go of his stick, allowing it to make a full rotation in the air before he catches the stick and the puck to resume juggling as if nothing was out of the ordinary. He flipped the puck back right at the camera just to put the little exclamation point on it.
The 21-year-old forward saw 36 games with the Red Wings last season and posted 17 points. He is likely to make a bigger impact on the team next year. The former second-round selection also was a point-per-game player with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins last year and represented Slovakia at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Here’s a look back at some of Jurco’s other remarkable puck tricks that gained him some notoriety in his draft year.
He's just silly.
And before you think those quick hands only work when pulling some crazy tricks just for fun, here’s a look at how quick he moves the puck in a live game.
That was his first-career goal. He should be a lot of fun to watch for the next few years as he makes his way in the NHL.
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