Originally posted on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 8/7/12
Tomas Jurco has puck skills.

He was drafted by Detroit last year with 35th selection overall.  The 19 year old Slovak is just one of the young promising talents that Detroit has in its ranks.

According to Khan(!), he was signed to a three year entry-level deal worth $2.12 million.

The 6'2, 193 pounder has been tearing it up in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League...accumulating 175 points in 172 games played.  Just last year, he helped his team (St. John) win the league championship by chipping in 30 goals and 68 points in 45 regular season games and 13 goals and 29 points in 16 play-off games.

Make the jump to see why else you should be excited about Jurco.

Like I said...the kid has puck skills:


Want more proof?  It's not hard to find...


...that last bit was obviously recorded prior to him being selected by the Detroit Red Wings.  Jurco will start the season next year with the Grand Rapids Griffins, where he will join other young talents like Tomas Tatar, Joakim Andersson, and Landon Ferraro.  It's nice to know that the young European has already become accustomed to the NHL-sized rink - now it's just a matter of getting used to playing against bigger, faster, stronger players.


How long before he dons the Winged Wheel?
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Furious Brad Stevens blasts Celtics after lackluster game

Did Bryce Harper deserve the MVP?

Duke 5-star commit posts moving message after successful surgery

Ex-LSU commit still supports Les Miles

Report: Ray Lewis gave Bills pregame pep talk

Report: Marshawn Lynch out a few weeks to recover


Peyton Manning to miss at least two more weeks

Notre Dame DT: Committee 'spit in our faces' with ranking

LaRon Landry suspended indefinitely by NFL

Don’t blame Mike Pettine for benching Johnny Manziel. Blame Johnny.

Danny Ainge: Celtics’ Marcus Smart has shown ‘propensity to get injured’

Ravens claim Jimmy Clausen off waivers, send Joe Flacco to IR

The five most overrated teams in the Week 13 coaches' poll

Clemson WR calls South Carolina fans 'rude'

Jonathan Lucroy trade market bolstered by weak catching market

Michigan State lists two starting QBs on depth chart

10 storylines for Week 13 of the college football season

LISTEN: Browns fan cries on radio while ripping Johnny Manziel

Texas A&M QB Kyle Allen says he was injured vs. Alabama

Report: Maple Leafs are no longer the NHL’s most valuable franchise

Ranking the 10 best games of 2015 college football rivalry week

Did a Chipotle employee convince Danny Ainge to trade for Isaiah Thomas?

Bud Black joins Angels organization as special assistant to GM

Ben Simmons, Henry Ellenson excelled in freshman vs. freshman battle

Maximizing the Bucks

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The five most overrated teams in the Week 13 coaches' poll

10 storylines for Week 13 of the college football season

Ranking the 10 best games of 2015 college football rivalry week

Examining the Mavericks' hot start

Johnny Bench(ed): Manziel demoted to third string

Mike Trout, four years in

Tom Brady on ‘Rex Ryan!’ line call: It’s ‘in the playbook’

Five NFL teams trending downward

Not so fast, USC: Eagles Chip Kelly buys Philly-area home

The five best hockey fights from Week 7

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker