Finnish Vilgame Margala shows didn’t go unnoticed with the New Quebec Hockey League (QMJHL).
Nommé recrue du mois de janvier, mercredi, l’attaquant des Remparts de Québec commence à piquer la curiosité des équipes de la Ligue nationale de hockey (LNH), mais le principal intéressé préfère ne pas trop se est soucier de l’ui qui luention Bezel.
Margala added eight points to his record in January, rising to the top scorer for Quebec, thanks to a total of three goals, 11 assists and 14 points in 11 games since the start of the current season. Epidemic.
Patrick Roy had received several calls from NHL scouts wanting to learn more about the 18-year-old skater who had been claimed in the recent auction of foreign players in the Canadian League. The further the season progressed, the more Margala would make her place in QMJHL.
“I’d like to say nearly three-quarters of the teams are starting to get to know our players, who are asking questions about the type of person,” the Remparts General Manager and General Manager said of the interest his foal has aroused. . There aren’t a lot of leagues to watch, so there’s definitely a lot of attention we’re paying to our players now. “
Margala also confessed that she had given some interviews with recruits in recent weeks. But draft is not his priority at this time.
“I hear what’s coming out of the rating and this kind of thing, but I’m trying to focus on my game and not much on these things,” he answered via a videoconference.
Comfortable in the center
Satisfied with his progress since entering the scene in November, Roy spotted Margala during the World Under-17 Challenge last year. Then the young man was hired on the left wing, an experience that only lasted a few matches in the Red Devils uniform.
“I spoke with his agent and his agent told me that he was playing in his place in the center. Roy explained that during that event he only played on the left wing, but I found him very good.
“When we played the third or fourth game [de la bulle de Québec] Against Chicoutimi, we felt it in the wing … we put it in the middle [Hunter] Holmes W. [Cole] Cormer and that makes a really good trio. They complement each other well. “
When asked about this, the citizen of Ulu explained more about his pagan status.
He said, “I used to play a position in Finland and I am more comfortable in that position.” I think I can control the match more like a cross with the puck. “
No wonder he admires fellow countryman Sebastian Ahu of the Carolina Hurricanes, and that he appreciates the style of Elias Peterson of the Vancouver Canucks, two central players.
Margala from Aho replied, “We have similarities in our playing styles.” But I think my style is closer to that of Elias Peterson. “
Margala has had to adapt to the dimensions of the skating rinks on this side of the Atlantic which are smaller than in Europe in some aspects of her game.
“I think I have improved my defensive performance. There is less space here than there is in Finland and once you get a disc you can get a chance to score. I have also improved my work in the confrontation circuit.”
Victorious five times in their last six rounds, the Remparts will face Shawinigan Cataractes at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rimousky Conservation Environment. Thomas Seguin will be the goalkeeper to start with.
In addition, defender Apo Siivonen will be out for an indefinite period due to a left shoulder injury that occurred against Oceanic on Tuesday. He will undergo an X-ray upon his return to Quebec.