As the preseason went on, Jonathan Drouin continued to struggle for the Montreal Canadiens.
So much so that trade rumours started to circulate and build however that's starting to be a distant memory.
Drouin has looked great so far during the Habs' opening two games and Paul Byron even called him the best player so far besides Carey Price.
Now it's Drouin's linemate, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, to throw the Quebec born forward some praise.
"There is no better player to play with right now, he works so hard, it's amazing"
Jesperi Kotkaniemi sur Jonathan Drouin : "Il n'y a pas de meilleur joueur avec qui jouer en ce moment. Il travaille tellement fort, c'est incroyable"#CH #RDS
— Patrick Friolet (@PFrioletRDS) October 8, 2019