He’s good. He knows it. (Photo: Chris Gordon)
When the Washington Capitals drafted Jakub Vrana with the 13th overall pick, many wondered if the Caps were reaching. Vrana, the U18 World Championship’s best scorer, was called selfish by some scouts. Others said his play away from the puck could use some work.
After tonight, we know one thing for sure: the Czech has a sick pair of hands.
During Development Camp’s first scrimmage of the week, the Czech winger scored an impressive shootout goal.
Vrana fakes like he’s going to do a spin, cradles the puck on his backhand, avoids the goalie’s poke check, and scores forehand on a shot right off the top of the crossbar.
Let’s slow this down a bit.
Yep, still pretty.
How about one more angle, just for kicks?
Of course, the goalie did himself no favors. He goes hard for the first move, doesn’t extend his stick out far on the poke check, and is really, really deep in the net. But still, way to go, Vrana.
This one was my favorite.
@washcaps My pants flew off of my body
— Ryan Gilroy (@rpgilroy59) July 11, 2014