For those of you who do not know, the Subway Super Series is under way. The Subway Series is a set of exhibition games, pitting Team Russia U20 versus three CHL All-Star Teams representing the QMJHL, OHL, and WHL. So far, one game has been played over the weekend with Team Russia defeating Team QMJHL 6-2.
On Team QMJHL are 2013 Draft’s top prospects Nathan McKinnon and Jean-Sebastien Dea, as well as Florida Panthers‘ prospect Jonathon Huberdeau. Team Russia is represented by #1 overall pick this past draft, Nail Yakupov and Buffalo Sabres prospect Mikhail Grigorenko.
Grigorenko played strongly and demonstrated his soft hands well in the opening game of the series. He tallied one goal and one assist in the contest and is tied for the lead in points.
The next game will take place against Team QMJHL once again before Team Russia moves on to face Team OHL as they make their way West. The next game is scheduled for tomorrow night in Val d’Or Quebec and will be broadcast on the NHL Network.