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Juraj Slafkovsky causes a surprise with a statement directed at Hughes

Published March 27, 2024 at 3:56 PM

On Tuesday night, Juraj Slafkovsky became the first player 19 years old or younger to score the most points in a season in the history of the Canadiens.

This feat was achieved at the beginning of the game when he was credited with an assist on Nick Suzuki's goal.

Let's face it, the young Slovak is currently experiencing some great moments. As you will see in Štefan Bugan's post on the X network, his point progression per 10-game segment is simply impressive. In the last sequence of 10 games, the young man accumulated no less than 9 points.

The most impressive thing of all is that despite his recent success, the young man continues to want to progress. It's not uncommon to see him spend more time than others on the ice or even work with personal trainers. As Renaud Lavoie reminds us, we are far from the mentality Jesperi Kotkaniemi had when he arrived with the CH.

Juraj Slafkovsky surprises with a live statement and officially wishes to be sent by Kent Hughes to the World Championships

Another proof of number 20's thirst, he mentioned his desire to continue his season with Slovakia at the upcoming world hockey championships. All, of course, with the permission of Kent Hughes and the club's management.

It would be surprising to see the management refuse this request, especially knowing that this tournament hosts many NHL players and that it could greatly help their young protege. Hughes had, last year, agreed to lend, among others, Samuel Montembeault and Justin Barron to the Canadian team.

The goalie had been a major part of Canada's gold medal win at the tournament. We can now see the confidence that this stint with the Canadian team has given him, as he is having a good season in goal for the CH.

In 71 games this season, Slaf has accumulated 15 goals and 25 assists for a total of 40 points. With still 11 games to play and the way he is currently playing, it would not be surprising to see him approach the 50-point mark this season.
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