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Have yourself a night (and day), Nathan Legare

The Penguins prospect kicked off his career in a big way.

NHL: SEP 19 Preseason - Blue Jackets at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Penguins finding middle of the draft talent in recent years isn’t a surprise to anyone. From players like Bryan Rust to Jake Guentzel, finding NHL talent that can produce is key for a team that spends to the cap and also has a history of not picking in the 1st round of the draft.

Last night, in Nathan Legare’s debut, he showed a high offensive side of the game that could mean very good things to come for the Penguins.

Two goals in 23 seconds for the Penguins prospect kicked off his professional career in quite the way.

Some really nice hands from Legare to dangle the puck between the defenders legs and get a nice shot on goal.

It’s refreshing to see the talent being drafted showing high offensive talent and output early on in their development stages.

And now the Pens have taken care of a formality but they’ve officially announced Legare has signed his entry level contract with the team.

I wouldn’t expect anything soon of Legare in terms of making the NHL roster, as he is only 18 years old, and it’s well documented how rare it is for players to make the league at that age. I’d expect the ELC to slide and Legare to be sent back to the QMJHL, but I suppose stranger things have happened.