Zach Benson is inspired by three big NHL names, including a Quebecer who has never heard his name called in an NHL draft.
Portrait of the Winnipeg Ice winger.https://t.co/RST0481qOx
– J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) June 11, 2023
One of the things that’s always interesting and intriguing is which current NHL players the prospects compare themselves to.
Some say they base their game on one or more players, while others say they’re really like an NHL star.
In the case of prospect Zach Benson, who will almost certainly go out in the top-10 of the draft on June 28, well, he’s inspired by three NHL players.
Although Marchessault has established himself as one of the NHL’s top players, it’s not often that his name stands out among the players from whom prospects draw inspiration.
In Benson’s case, he explains that he wants to model his game on Marchessault’s, given that he’s a hard-working player who finds a way to perform despite his small stature.
“There’s also Jonathan Marchessault. If I’m not mistaken, Marchessault has led the NHL in goals since the start of the playoffs. I think he’s just 5’9″ and he’s dominating in the finals. I’m sure the Golden Knights are happy to have him.” – Zach Benson
Benson was inspired by Marchessault’s career, which was always underestimated.
He was never drafted in the NHL, but now he’s one win away from winning the Stanley Cup and perhaps even the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP.
“Montreal would be a cool city. I grew up in Canada. We always talk about the two big field hockey cities, Montreal and Toronto. The Habs are a dream for a lot of young players.” – Zach Benson
Let’s see if the CH might be tempted to draft Benson at No. 5. It wouldn’t be a bad decision.
To find out more, read Jean-François Chaumont’s excellent article here.
– It will be a real shame if the CH doesn’t take Matvei Michkov.
Considering that KH said in an interview that he would select the most talented player at No. 5, I don’t see how he could select Ryan Leonard or David Reinbacher ahead of Matvei Michkov and Zach Benson. But he’ll probably do it anyway… #NHLDraft
– Marc-Olivier Beaudoin (@MOBeaudoin1) June 11, 2023
– Djokovic takes the first set in a tie-break.
– TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 11, 2023
– The Joker is unbeatable in tie-breaks at Roland-Garros this year.
🇷🇸Novak Djokovic continues to look unbeatable in tiebreaks. He loses just a single point in the first set breaker vs 🇳🇴Casper Ruud!
He’s now 6-0 in tiebreaks at this year’s #RolandGarros with ZERO unforced errors.
The 2nd set is live NOW on TSN1 & 5
– TSN Tennis (@TSNTennis) June 11, 2023
– Everyone noticed that he wasn’t 100%.
It looked clear that Matthew Tkachuk didn’t have much left in the tank on Saturday night.
He labored through Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final with an apparent injury and did all he could before missing most of the third period. https://t.co/8P0SFCEwYs
– Colby Guy (@ColbyDGuy) June 11, 2023
– To be continued.