August 18, 2011
TORONTO — As part of the NHL Research and Development Camp, some of the league's top prospects ran through the full All-Star Game Skills Competition, from hardest shot through the dopey relay with the little nets at center ice.
They also participated in the trick shot competition that's made for some memorable highlights in the NHL (think Alex Ovechkin(notes) and prop comedy). Here's London (OHL) center Andreas Athanasiou with an absolutely nasty first shot:
Here's an array of chances from Sarnia's Nail Yakupov, including one that enlisted the help of his OHL teammate Alex Galchenyuk.
After a few busted attempts, Mathew Campagna of the Sudbury Wolves (OHL) nearly pulled off a puck-on-blade lacrosse-style beauty:
The future is bright, friends.