Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Video: Cristoval "Boo" Nieves Scores Unbelievable Goal At Ivan Hlinka U-18 Tournament

Cristoval "Boo" Nieves, 2012 draft eligible, showed tremendous skill in scoring a crucial goal in the 5-4 U.S. overtime win over Russia. The 6-foot-3, 2012 draft eligible center managed to split two Russian defenders, dragged the puck through and then found room short side to tuck it in around the goaltender on his backhand. Amazing skill for a 17-year-old his size.

Nieves has been compared by some to Chris Kreider as a somewhat raw product with tremendous size and skills. Be interesting to see how well he plays in his draft year and if he can get into the first round the way Kreider did. Plays like this will certainly help his cause.

h/t to Neate Sager of Buzzing the Net