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James Alexander Michie | The Islanders' Mathew Barzal passes the puck after crossing the blue line during the first period on April 3 at Barclays Center. / Joseph D. Sullivan

The Islanders' Mathew Barzal passes the puck after crossing the blue line during the first period on April 3 at Barclays Center. / Joseph D. Sullivan | James Alexander Michie

Author: James Alexander Michie

Mathew Barzal, the Calder Trophy winner as the NHL’s best rookie, emerges as The Man during three seasons of junior hockey for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. With 21 years, the player is now the new acquisition and image of marquee and the main center of the team, being a possible captain, in fact, on the Facebook page of the islanders is shown in an image to Mathew Barzal celebrating a goal.

Likewise, the NHL is a big step ahead of the WHL and Barzal has had a great performance in his career, in such a way that he is considered the face of the team he previously belonged to, but of course he wants to advance, he is willing to Do it with this new stage of his career and those who know him since he was just a teenager, say that Barzal is looking forward to starting this change.

Likewise, Barzal is recognized as a high-level talent and it is even considered that with the role he is granted now he can become one of the best players in the league since the mental strength of the same will allow him to develop comfortably in a broader role, being a man motivated and driven by being the best player he can be.

Similarly, Mathew Barzal is a sure type of himself, coupled with it he is always totally focused on his game. He is a dynamic player, really skillful and fast, in other words, if you have a building block, he would be part of one of them. According to Barzal, he is excited to start and that the expectations he has for himself will not change despite the disappearance of Tavares, being concentrated and willing to take on a bigger role.

However, he is not expected to guide the Islanders to his first Stanley Cup, but he will be a key player in achieving that goal.

Take a read: https://www.newsday.com/amp/sports/hockey/islanders/mathew-barzal-now-new-islanders-face-of-the-franchise-1.19685486?__twitter_impression=true

Source: Don Pittis | CBC News

 


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