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Bruins prospect DeBrusk goes behind the back for slick shootout goal

At prospect camp Friday afternoon, Boston Bruins prospect Jake DeBrusk showed off the hands that made him the 14th overall pick in the 2015 draft. DeBrusk went behind his back – and behind his legs – before lifting the puck past the netminder.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

It’s almost a shame that the NHL is changing its overtime rules in order to limit the amount of game-deciding shootouts, because it looks like there are some young up-and-comers who have quite the repertoire of moves.

Throughout prospect camp, we’ve been dazzled by shootout or breakaway goals from the likes of Carolina’s Sergey Tolchinsky and Minnesota’s Alex Tuch, but Boston prospect Jake DeBrusk brought out something special Friday afternoon at the Bruins’ prospect camp.

During a shootout competition, the 18-year-old DeBrusk went behind his back, behind his legs and snapped the puck up and over the netminder. Check it out, via

If you didn’t get a good enough look the first time, you’re in luck, because the Bruins themselves uploaded a slow motion version of DeBrusk’s beauty to their Instagram page:

This past season with the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos, DeBrusk scored 42 goals and 81 points in 72 games, a huge improvement over his 2013-14 season in which he scored 15 goals and 39 points.

Boston selected DeBrusk with the 14th overall pick in the 2015 draft, which was one of three selections the Bruins had in the first round. The Hockey News’ 2015 Draft Preview had DeBrusk ranked 28th overall.



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