So why would I be talking about a former Moose player? Well, Bill Sweatt has gone on to play in a couple of leagues since his time in the AHL, and he's currently skating for Lulea HF in Sweden! They were playing in the Champions League today against Lukko Rauma of Finland, and Sweatt made his impact felt with this smooth shootout beauty!
The 26 year-old nearly deked me out of my seat with that goal! Sweatt had a pair of assists in helping Lulea to the 3-3 stalemate, and then had a pair of goals - including the shootout winner above - in the skills competition as Lulea downed Lukko Rauma 4-3 in the shootout.
What did he think of the highlight-reel goal? "The first time I came in fast, so I figured I should change it up a little bit the second time," Sweatt explained to Swedish freelance reporter Robert Söderlind. "I came in slow and the goalie didn't move at all. I realized I had to force him to make the first move, I faked the shot and and he dropped down a bit. After that I just had to make a small move to the side and I had an empty net."
Remember how I said he had great hands? I'd like to submit this video as evidence of that claim!
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!