A little over a year ago the name Eliezer Sherbatov entered your life. You see, Sherbatov wasn't some junior hockey wunderkind or even close to the hockey kryptonite that is "best player not in the NHL" territory. Sherbatov was a former QMJHLer who was playing for Israel during the D-III IIHF World Championships in South Africa when he scored one of those most creative and ridiculous goals you'll ever see:
That wasn't the first time Sherbatov displayed his silky mitts. During the 2005 U-18 D-III World Championships, he scored a lacrosse-style goal for Israel.
After scoring 14 goals and 26 points in four games during the tournament, Sherbatov is plying his trade with Neuilly-sur-Marne in France. Earlier this month, during the Sherbatov Hockey Academy camp in Brossard, Quebec, the 20-year-old showed off some off-ice stick skills in front of some campers:
That's 12 pucks on his blade. Twelve.
Eliezer Sherbatov is obviously a [Gretzky]in' stick wizard.
Follow Sean Leahy on Twitter at @Sean_Leahy