A video clip of 10-year-old future NHL stars resurfaced this week and it's as adorable as it is impressive.
A highlight from the 2000 Brick Super Novice Tournament shows Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos pulling off some ruthless puck thievery on Edmonton Oilers forward Jordan Eberle before San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones reaches up to snag the puck.
The summer tournament at the West Edmonton Mall has been going on since 1990 and has featured a number of future NHL players. Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto and St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo were on Stamkos' Toronto Pro Hockey Development Group team. New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic and Lightning forward Tyler Johnson played with Jones and Eberle for the Vancouver Pacific Vipers.
And don't feel too bad for Eberle. He went on to score the overtime winner in the tournament final against Toronto from the side of the net and promptly got buried in a pile of his teammates. Johnson raising the roof in celebration puts this clip over the top.
Here are some additional highlights from the future NHL stars in the tournament looking like a bunch of pint-sized pros.