Check Out The Most Talented Pee-Wee Hockey Game Ever Played
You know that old phrase, "take it easy, your kid probably isn't going to make it to the pros" you hear sometimes at youth sporting events?
Well, this week some old footage surfaced from our neighbors to the North, and it lays that saying to shame.
That is the 2000 Brick Cup invitational Tournament. This game specifically features Toronto Selects vs Vancouver Selects, and if you listen to the commentators and look at the jersey names you'll find some familiar ones from today's NHL.
There are seven players in this game who are currently playing and dominating in the NHL. So for this particular game that saying isn't exactly true.
For Toronto, F Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning), D Alex Pietrangelo (St. Louis Blues), and D Michael Del Zotto (Philadelphia Flyers).
For Vancouver, F Jordan Eberle (Edmonton Oilers), F Tyler Johnson* (Tampa Bay Lightning), G Martin Jones (San Jose Sharks) and D Travis Hamonic (New York Islanders).
Johnson, originally from Spokane, Washington was apparently eligible to be selected for a Vancouver based youth team.
Among the six skaters four of them were first round draft picks in the 2008 draft. Del Zotto was a 2nd rounder and Tyler Johnson went undrafted. Goalie Martin Jones was also undrafted.
Stamkos and Pietrangelo are also representing Canada in the World Cup of Hockey currently ongoing.
The most staggering numbers of all though? 2,622 games of NHL service between the seven of them, that's almost 375 per player. Jones' 99 games as a goalie bring that average down however.
The skaters also have tallied a combined 642 goals and 975 assists for 1,617 points.
All of these players are now in their primes in their mid-20s and it's easy to see from that video they were destined for the NHL with their skills at such a young age.