Pageau shines in London tourney

Updated: October 3, 2013, 12:19 PM ET
By Corey Pronman

LONDON, Ontario -- On Monday, I posted some notes from the four teams at the London prospect tournament regarding the performance of notable young players. But it wasn't possible to get everything out of my notebook in just one post, so let's circle back for some extended thoughts on some others.

Pageau's impressive tournament

Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- the 96th overall pick in 2011 -- has been trending up on a season-by-season basis. He had the best even-strength shot differential per 60 minutes for Ottawa during the 2013 regular season, and was the team's third best during the playoffs. He continued his excellent play at the London tournament.

One executive said he was "on another level." "Dominant," said another NHL source. Another identified him as the clear best player at this tournament and one source described him as God's gift to Ottawa.