The World Juniors are still a week away, but that didn’t stop Team Canada’s Leafs prospects from putting themselves on the scoreboard. In a 7-1 rout of Belarus, first round pick and TLN’s preseason #1 prospect Mitch Marner picked up a goal while second-rounder Travis Dermott added a goal and two assists.
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Dermott’s goal came during a whirlwind first period, where Canada scored as many goals as Belarus took shots. This one, instigated by a fantastic feed by Arizona prospect Dylan Strome, was the fourth of the period, scored fourteen minutes in at even strength. Dermott had a secondary assist on Brendan Perlini’s goal late in the third period, but his most important helper came on Marner’s goal.
Mitch Marner from Travis Dermott. The future! pic.twitter.com/ZkypA5k01m
— Justin Fisher (@thejustinfisher) December 19, 2015
This goal came long after the matchup was in doubt, and was the only successful tally during Canda’s five powerplays. While both still have a ways to go until they’re full-time NHLers, it’s nice to see what could eventually be with a little given patience.
Canada’s next exhibition game will take place against the Czech Republic on Sunday.