The kid deserves it. He's busted his ass to get to this point so far! GKG!
Congrats to him he deserves it for all the hustle he brings every game all game. He's the guy that knows he lacks skills but doesn't care just loves playing the game. In a way he is like almost all of us.
I don't think he lacks skill, just size. The guy is a pretty good skater and has some passing skills, like he showed off last night. He will get stronger and bigger as time passes. He has great puck awareness and tenacity, however you have to have skill at that size to make it into the NHL.