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Carolina Hurricanes pick Sergey Tolchinsky scores sick between-the-legs goal (VIDEO)

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Tolchinsky was undrafted in 2013 but was quickly signed by Carolina (OHL Images)

If you look up anhedonic — lack of pleasure or of the capacity to experience it — there's a picture of someone who didn't enjoy this Sergey Tolchinsky goal.

On Friday, the Carolina Hurricanes prospect who shines for the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds showed some magic sleight of hand with a between-the-legs goal during a game against Sarnia. The 19-year-old Russian dervish had a clear breakaway to plan what move to try against Sting goalie Taylor Dupuis and did the ol' turn-sideways, put-stick-behind-leg and go-top-cheddar move to astonish the crowd at RBC Centre. It is like there was a need to do something special to celebrate the 'Hounds clinching the West Division title, since the club backed into it on Thursday when it was shut out by London while second-place Windsor also lost.

It's not really a big deal anymore that Tolchinsky went undrafted last summer since the Carolina Hurricanes quickly inked him to a NHL entry-level deal. His career was not set back by the fact the 30 NHL teams collectively had higher priorities than signing a skilled forward who happens to be listed at a tiny 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds. In hindsight, though, missed opportunity. Tolchinsky is having a boffo sophomore season for the Soo, with 29 goals and 84 points over 64 games, good for 12th in league scoring.

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet (video: TV Cogeco Ontario).

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