William Eklund

Eklund displaying tremendous growth during Sharks' hot streak

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William Eklund keeps scoring game-winners for the San Jose Sharks.
Eklund notched his fourth game-winner of the season, tied for second in the NHL, in a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night at SAP Center. Remarkably, that’s four game-winning-goals for the now 9-17-3 Sharks.

However, if you listen to coach David Quinn, it’s other parts of Eklund’s game that have really grown this season.

“He’s understanding that there’s an awful lot to [being] a really good NHL hockey player and he’s adding a lot to his game in a short period of time,” Quinn said of his 21-year-old wunderkind. “His D-zone has been better, his tracking has been better, his play away from the puck has gotten better. Those are the things that are gonna allow him to be a really good player at this level.”

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