Northeastern University’s Dylan Sikura turned heads at the Chicago Blackhawks’ prospect camp this summer, but apparently he’s been doing that all year in college
Talk is cheap. Every article leading up to the Chicago Blackhawks’ prospect camp talked about how Alex DeBrincat was the featured player, or how he’s gunning for an NHL roster spot. We’ll see about that.
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Prospect and development camps are not only meant for young players to get a chance to showcase their progress, but they’re also meant to help them familiarize themselves with staff and other players.
Like in high school, there are guys getting there for the first time who don’t know what to expect, and veterans who are participating in their third or fourth camps.
Regardless of your junior numbers or what program you’ve come from, maturity is obvious to even ordinary fans in plain sight. And when the bright lights hit the ice and all eyes are on you, it’s all about what you do in that moment.
One guy who took advantage of the spotlight was Blackhawks’ 2014 sixth-round pick and Northeastern University forward Dylan Sikura.
Although this video ended up going viral that Friday afternoon, it was just the cherry on top of what was a great overall prospect camp performance. He even drew praise from Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman.
Sikura’s game features elite passing, vision second to none and a lethal shot that has developed during his three years at Northeastern University. His rampant success on the ice is strangely complemented by his silent leadership and true charisma. I don’t know Sikura’s relationship status, but it may be safe to say he’s the type of guy you would want your daughter to bring home.
To learn more about Sikura, Blackhawk Up reached out to Mike Davis from The NU Hockey Blog who covers the Huskies hockey team.