Like many NHL prospects, Trevor Zegras grew up idolizing Jonathan Toews.
But the USNTDP center has a more personal relationship with Blackhawks center Dylan Strome, one forged in the crucible of Loot Lake and Pleasant Park.
"I actually played Fortnite with Dylan Strome a couple times," Zegras said. "We were on the same team."
Whether or not the Blackhawks reunite the Zegras-Strome Fortnite squad on Draft night, Chicago has impressed Zegras during meetings with the top prospect throughout the Combine.
Video: Trevor Zegras on US National Team
"I met with them a couple times. Obviously, the Chicago Blackhawks, an Original 6 team, really cool," Zegras said. "Jonathan Toews is a great leader. Watching all the Stanley Cup runs, you kind of admire what he did with that team. I love watching him play. "