John Tortorella's controversial comments: Trevor Zegras responds with aplomb

Published December 14, 2021 at 9:59 PM

Anaheim Ducks forward Trevor Zegras probably made the play of the year last week when he fed the puck over the net to teammate Sonny Milano.

Still, former head coach John Tortorella didn't seem impressed with the play, mentioning that the pass is not good for hockey.

"I'm not trying to sound like an idiot. I'm just not sure it's that good for the game. If you did that in the 2000s or 1990s, you'd get your head ripped off. It's nice to see and all, but I'm not sure how much benefit it brings to the game and that's my belief."

Following Tortorella's exit, the 20-year-old American mentioned that he doesn't really care about such comments.

"I don't worry too much about what he says, mentioned Zegras. I thought it was strange, I don't want to put him down, but I feel like it brought so much benefit to the game," he said earlier today.

Zegras, who is off to a good start this season with 22 points in 28 games, also mentioned identifying with one particular type of player.

"Patrick Kane was spin-o-ramaing and a lot of the players were making great moves. I identified more with that aspect of the game."

The Ducks' 9th overall pick in 2019 actually concluded his interview with The Athletic with a lot of class.

"I guess it's one of those situations where he's entitled to his opinion. We just have to live with it."

In short, despite his young age, you can see all the maturity in Trevor Zegras' words.
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