Bordeleau shines with 3 assists in Pro debut

Thomas Bordeleau made his pro-hockey debut Wednesday night and he looked good to do so.

So comfortable that it only took him a few seconds inside his first shift to find his first point. He then proceeded to pick up two more within the first 40 minutes of the game.

It is safe to say that Bordeleau has moved on where he left off when Michigan’s season ended on April 7th. Bordeleau scored the goal that sent Frozen Four against Denver for overtime.

The San Jose Sharks prospect talked about the process of going from that loss to San Jose: “I think my decision was [easy]. I mean, all our decisions.

“We talked, I, Owen [Power]Kent [Johnson]Briss [Brendan Brisson]and Matty [Beniers] and all our decisions were pretty much made.

“Then it was just a matter of talking to the Sharks. I did not really interfere in it at all. I leave [agent] Pat Brisson does it all. “

Thomas Bordeleau still felt the Michigan mentality tonight.

“When I came back from really intense championship matches and do or die matches, I was a bit in that mindset. It’s already in my head. I feel like I’m in high season form, even though it’s towards the end,” Bordeleau said after his three assists tonight. “I played a lot of hockey, but I had a good time out there.”

His first point was a beautiful one when he looked out for Condors goalkeeper Stuart Skinner and then fired it and handcuffed a goalkeeper who has appeared well at the Edmonton Oilers this year. Lane Pederson cashed in rebound to get Bordeleau his first point in teal.

“I had a bit in my head to get my confidence pretty early, just get the puck on the net and just try to shoot,” he said. “It’s definitely a kind of relief. You’re afraid of not performing well.”

At 14:13 in the first period, Bordeleau had what was probably his best chance in the match to score with a mini-outburst, but he only managed to get a small shot off which Condor’s hosts managed to easily save.

His second point came on a Jasper Weatherby goal that picked up the secondary assist and showed he can add some offensive to a generally productive Barracuda powerplay.

Then Bordeleau picked up his third and final point of the night, turning one point into each of the three Barracuda goals in the 6-3 loss. His ability to think the game shone through here:

In just his first match in the AHL, Bordeleau Barracuda’s head coach Roy Sommer gained confidence to play on the powerplay, and in the final two minutes of the match.

“I thought he was pretty good,” Sommer said. “I think he thinks the American League will be easy, 3 assists his first game. It’s a little hard to do. “

Thomas Bordeleau would not say whether this AHL audition – the Barracuda season ends on April 23 – would be a prelude to an NHL appearance this season. The 2020 election in the second round is currently signed on a trial contract with Barracuda, and the San Jose Sharks would burn a year of his entry-level contract if he plays in the NHL this season.

“You never know what the future will bring,” he said, “but all my efforts are dedicated to this team.”

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