Vegas Golden Knights fans are beyond excited about defenseman Shea Theodore, and for good reason. The 22-year-old blueliner has shown flashes of brilliance all season, from his game-winning one-timer against the Tampa Bay Lightning with 2.3 seconds left in regulation to his mind-blowing zone entry against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
But someway, somehow, the former first-round draft selection has outdone himself once again.
With the Golden Knights leading the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 Tuesday night, Vegas needed one final goal to put the Jackets away once and for all. And Theodore made it happen with one of the nicest passes you’ll see all year.
That is just asinine. I don’t know if Theodore has a football background, but that was a dime even Joe Montana would approve of.
It’s easily one of the prettiest goals of the Golden Knights’ already unbelievable inaugural season, and Vegas head coach Gerard Gallant seems to agree.
Gerard Gallant on the Theodore-Karlsson highlight of the year: “That’s a goal you’re going to see on highlights for a long time.”— Danny Webster (@DannyWebster21) January 24, 2018
The craziest part about Theodore’s tenure in Vegas? He was literally given to the Golden Knights by the Anaheim Ducks prior to the expansion draft. Something tells me the folks in Anaheim are regretting that move.