Dylan Sikura’s breakout performance at Northeastern University keeps trucking on. In a close game against the University of Vermont on Sunday, Sikura scored an absolutely gorgeous goal using a double-hesitation move that wouldn’t be out of place in the NHL.
Blackhawks prospect Dylan Sikura with a sick goal for Northeastern today pic.twitter.com/BMRBEthd9S— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) October 30, 2016
The goaltender makes an aggressive move away from his net to try to cut off Sikura’s angle, but he makes a patient play with the puck and fires a tough angled shot under the far side bar. It was his second goal of the season.
Sikura, a sixth-round pick (No. 178 overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft, has been a late bloomer. He struggled as a freshman at Northeastern with just seven points in 25 games, then started making progress with 28 points in 39 games as a sophomore. Just seven games into his junior season, he already has 11 points.
Coming off a good showing at the Hawks’ prospect camp, we’re seeing signs that Sikura has NHL potential. He didn’t look the part a couple years ago after the Hawks took a sixth-round flier on him, but he’s still just 21 years old. With goals like this, he’s on his way to getting an entry-level contract offer from Chicago in the spring.