Tyler Seguin Admits to Being Briefly Starstruck When Sharing Ice With Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby

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Tyler Seguin Admits to Being Briefly Starstruck When Sharing Ice With Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby Last year at this time, Tyler Seguin was 17 years old and playing against teenagers. Now, he's playing against the best players in the entire world.

He's looked like a pro since the moment he stepped on the ice, even scoring in just his second career NHL game (and this wasn't your standard garbage goal, either). Yet, that's not to say he hasn't done a little bit of stargazing.

In a story on Yahoo Sports, Seguin was asked what goes through his mind when he realizes he's on the same ice as Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and other NHL stars.

"The first time in warmups, I'll look over and be like, 'Holy crap. This guy's out there,'" Seguin told Yahoo's Nicholas J. Cotsonika. "But then after that, you kind of just forget about it. They're just another player, and you are, too. You've got to make a name for yourself."

Seguin's certainly done that, with his seven goals and nine assists for the first-place B's, and he's one of 12 rookies to be invited to participate in the SuperSkills competition during All-Star weekend.

Still, the 18-year-old said he's learning a lot every day on the job.

"There is so much more you can do in that second or half-second in junior [hockey], where [in the NHL], you can't," he explained. "It's the difference between stopping a puck and shooting it or taking a one-timer, or battling for a puck in the corner instead of just getting it."

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