"He’s like Tom Brady.”
It’s the sort of hyperbole that makes you do a double-take, especially in football-mad Dallas. Putting a 19-year-old in the same rarified air as a five-time NFL champion is quite a bold statement, but Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen is turning heads in Dallas and racking up rookie records that put him in company with Mike Modano among franchise leaders. Jim Montgomery’s comparison to Brady appears to be apt. “He knows the game plan, and he knows where his outs are all the time,” said the Stars coach.
With his play on the ice, it’s easy to forget Heiskanen is a rookie and could be in his second year of college if he weren’t a professional hockey player, a fact not lost on the former NCAA coach. “If I would’ve had him at Denver as a sophomore, we would’ve won a coupl...
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