More and more these days, Nguyen gets compared to Chan, who isn’t competing next week.
“Some people say I may be the next Patrick Chan, and I think that’s a huge honour. He’s a three-time world champion, Olympic silver medalist, and that’s amazing,” Nguyen said....
Orser said it’s not too bold of a statement to call Nguyen the future of the sport.
“This is going to be the new guard. The top four or five (at world juniors), these are the guys we’re going to see down the road,” the coach said. “There’s a change now happening. It’s happening sooner than anybody thought. For him now to go to worlds as the world junior champion, it’s going to put him at another level, and I think he’ll skate up to it.”