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Duffer’s Dabbles: Red Wings Prospect Mastrosimone A Maestro With Puck



Robert Mastrosimone, Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings draft pick Robert Mastrosimone scored a highlight-reel goal for the Boston Terriers in Friday's win over Arizona State.

Check out this nifty piece of all-around hockey skill. It’s from Detroit Red Wings prospect Robert Mastrosimone during Friday night’s Boston Terriers-Arizona State Wildcats NCAA game.

In the span of a few seconds, Mastrosimone was displaying his tenacity on the forecheck. He’s also showing off his attacking skills in the offensive zone. Then there’s his ability to finish. Add in some off the charts hockey IQ and it’s quite the compilation.

Mastrosimone starts the play out by strippng the puck from Arizona State defenseman Tom Theocharidis. The latter was seeking to exit the defensive zone. Leaving Theocharidis in his wake, Mastrosimone drives to the net. He takes care of Arizona State defenseman Jack Judson by selling him on the pass and getting Judson to bite on the fake.

Creating an open lane to the net, Mastrosimone finalizes his mastery. He finishes off by sending Wildcats goalie Cole Brady the wrong way before tucking a backhander into the gaping twine.

The goal made it 3-0 Boston. The Terriers kept on rolling to a 7-1 victory. Left-winger Mastrosimone counted a goal and an assist in the win. The 54th overall selection by Detroit in the 2019 NHL entry draft, Mastrosimone is second on the BU roster in goals (six), assists (eight) and points (14).

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