"Show offered every night"
Elias Pettersson, 20, took the NHL by storm.
Now the Swedish giant talent is celebrated – most of the time.
"We have many similarities," said Wayne Gretzky.
It's pretty good for Elias Pettersson …
He scored 17 points (10 + 7) in his 12 first games in the best hockey league in the world, celebrating 20 years today and is now celebrated by Wayne Gretzky himself.
Vancouver Canucks' lyrical fanatics have already begun to draw parallels to the legend of 57 years, reason why Canadian Sportsnet decided to call it (Gretzky, then) and let him give his opinion on the comparison.
"To see this young man enter (in the NHL) and entertain the audience and invite a show every night is nothing more than positive for our sport. I had the opportunity to see him on a couple of occasions and they are so much fun to watch, he plays with A lot of passion, "says Gretzky in the radio show SN 650.
"It's so clever"
Gretzky does not care about the comparison.
– The comparisons are about what this sport is about. I think we have many similarities. Your look at the game and the ability to find smart solutions out there on ice is at least as good as any other person at the moment. He is so clever, he always knows where to sit in the ice. Vancouver fans are obviously excited because they have a strong body of young players and will pass good things in that city in the future, says Gretzky.