Prospect Ramblings: Catching up on first NHL goals

Hayden Soboleski



I'm upset with myself. One of my favorite things to talk about in my weekly Ramblings is any first NHL goals scored by kids the previous week. I try to stay up to date, leading to and end-of-the-year Top Ten goals list (here's my 2016-17 compilation if interested). But while I've been using my Ramblings to dive way too deep into other subjects, I have shamefully forgotten to share the videos of moments these talented players will remember for the rest of their lives. So, no graphs or data from me this week – just videos of the outstanding achievements I've missed over the last few months. Enjoy!



Jack Roslovic times his skating right to be ready when the puck pops out:



J.S. Dea shows he can finish with a beauty top-shelf shot on the 2-on-1:



Travis Dermott achieves his dream with his dad in the crowd to share it with:



Same game – Justin Holl off the rush from a bad angle:



Ross Johnston gets a little help from the defender on his first:



Here's a nice little deflection on the PP from birthday-boy David Kampf:



A nice setup, and Paul Ladue finishes with a wrister:



Tyler Bertuzzi gets in close for his first:



The other Sebastian Aho capitalizes on the powerplay:




Colin White is patient in a good spot and places his shot perfectly:



Empty-netters aren't glamorous, but they make for a great story when you score from your own end without much time to line it up. Good job Duncan Siemens, who could've given up a long time ago but didn't.



Tanner Fritz with a wicked release for his first NHL tally:



Luke Witkowski gets behind the defence and doesn't look back:



Point shot from Joakim Ryan was a beauty (for my fantasy team):



An absolute clapper from John Gilmour for his first:



A slightly softer touch from Aston-Reese, but good shot without slowing down:



Tage Thompson shows us why he's going to de a deadly scorer for years to come:



Sticking with the play after the first save pays off for Casey Nelson:




Noah Juulsen picks up his first and gives Montreal fans a much needed bright spot:



First NHL game, first NHL goal for Anthony Cirelli. He'll be around for a while:




Thanks for readings (watching, really) and best of luck in fantasy playoffs!

Hayden Soboleski





Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Logan Stankoven 9.0 8.0
Mavrik Bourque 8.5 9.0
Justin Hryckowian 5.5 6.0
Andrei Buyalsky 4.5 3.5
Ivan Ivan 4.5 7.0
Matthew Stienburg 3.5 6.0
Oskar Olausson 7.5 8.5
Sampo Ranta 6.0 6.5
Tristan Luneau 7.5 8.0
Zachary Nehring 4.5 5.0