Before Troy Terry scored three times in a shootout win for the United States in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship on Wednesday, a young Jonathan Toews pulled off the same feat for Canada in 2007.
Toews was a few months from joining the Chicago Blackhawks, who drafted him in 2006, when he pulled off a shootout effort for the ages in the semifinals.
Backed by future Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, Toews put three goals past United States goalie Jeff Frazee in a shootout period where Canada faced elimination three times.
"Chicago Blackhawks fans, get real excited about Jonathan Toews," TSN analyst Pierre McGuire said after the second goal.
One person who had to be excited about Toews playing for Chicago was United States forward and future Blackhawks teammate Patrick Kane, who was on the wrong end of Toews' heroics that day.
Terry, selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the fifth round (No. 148) of the 2015 NHL Draft, would certainly be happy if his NHL future ends up as prosperous as the three-time Stanley Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Toews.