Matthew Tkachuk isn't surprised to see Tyler Parsons in the midst of another strong season.
After all, he watched the goaltender make plenty of 10-bell saves during their time together with the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League.
During the Knights incredible 2015-16 run, they claimed the OHL championship on the back of Parsons' masterful play. In the regular season, he pieced together a 37-9-3 record with a 2.33 GAA, .921 save percentage and four shutouts. In the playoffs, he went on a 16-1-1 run with a 2.15 GAA, .925 save percentage and one shutout.
When London captured the 2016 Mastercard Memorial Cup, he went 4-0-0 with a stellar 1.78 GAA and a .942 save percentage.
"With our team last year, we found ourselves - when we went on that good run at the end - we'd be up 6-0, 6-1, 5-0 in games and we'd be kind of lackadaisical, might give up a couple breakaways, a couple backdoor plays and he would never give up. He'd always be there to make those saves," Tkachuk told CalgaryFlames.com.
"That shows how focused he is during games. It doesn't matter what the score is, he's going to be there for you. He doesn't give up, ever."