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Canucks prospect Nils Hoglander scores insane goal in SHL

He was selected 40th overall by the Canucks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

2019 NHL Draft - Portraits
Nils Hoglander, 40th overall pick of the Vancouver Canucks, poses for a portrait during Rounds 2-7 of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 22, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada.
Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images

So, how long before this kid gets his shot in the bigs?

Vancouver Canucks prospect Nils Hoglander was all the rage after being selected by the Canucks at 40th overall during the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. He was the shining star during Canucks development camp, and his insane skill has been on display early in the season for the SHL’s Rogle BK.

However, Hoglander’s shining moment of the young season came today against his team Rogle’s game against Djurgardens.

This is already one of the best hockey goals of the year across all leagues. It’s not too often you see a forward pull this off, especially one as young as Hoglander.

The 18-year-old now has three goals and four points in 10 SHL games. Impressive numbers for a kid that plays in a depth role behind some of the older guys on the team, which is custom for the SHL.

In comparison, he has been more productive than St. Louis’s 2018 1st round selection Dominik Book to date. The German winger has one goal and two points in 15 games thus far.

Hoglander clearly has all the confidence in the world, which was noted by Sportsnet’s Satiar Shah during the summer.

The Swede landed in hot water earlier this season for a flying elbow, but it sure doesn’t seem like the incident has slowed him down on the ice at all.

If he keeps this up, perhaps Hoglander could be a guy who pushes for time in the NHL next year. Based on confidence alone, he probably feels like he could produce right now.