Jujhar Khaira made his NCAA debut this weekend in an exhibition contest, and impressed in a Michigan Tech uniform.
Khaira had 4 shots against Brock (St. Catherine’s) University, a goal and was +2. According to this article the goal was a nice one:
- Khaira’s goal was a beauty, as he won a face-off to himself, kicked the puck from skate to skate, handled the puck gracefully while charging to the net, then flipped a backhander over Blois’ shoulder into the roof of the net. “Before I went out there coach Pearson said try walking the guy off the draw. I’d say there was a lot of luck in that it worked out really well,” Khaira said.
Khaira is not a first or even a second round selection, but was taken in a draft year where the experts felt there was a leveling of talent after about #20 overall. In this way, I think this year’s draft most resembled 2002 from recent editions.
Kyle Woodlief, before the draft when asked who was being undervalued:
|I think guys like Swedish winger Pontus Aberg, a couple of Euros in the OHL such as Tanner Richard and Artur Gavrus, and a couple of Tier II sleepers like Devin Shore of Whitby and Jujhar Khaira of Prince George are being undervalued.|