Prospects Rambling: First NHL Goals

Hayden Soboleski


image courtesy of Winnipeg Free Press



I’ve been patient, I’ve held off a couple weeks until I had a big batch of clips for this article, and I think its finally time to post my first First NHL Goals post of the season!


If you’ve read my articles over the years, you know that there’s not much I enjoy more than sharing a prospect’s first NHL – the achievement they’ve worked their whole life for. We’re lucky enough to have a wide assortment so far this year, so let’s get into it!


No sense burying what people want to see – Kaapo Kakko shows off his soft hands in close for his first of many:


We knew he would get powerplay time, but I’m not sure the opposition expected such a bomb from Quinn Hughes to blast in his first:


Speaking of blasts – who expected Ville Heinola to be the first 2019 draftee to get a goal? Not me, but if he keeps doing this he’ll have more to come;


Some empty-netters are easy, but Sam Lafferty’s first came from his own zone with no preparation, so he definitely gets to brag about it being a great one:


Barrie did most of the work, but KHL import Ilya Mikheyev made no mistake finishing of his first in North America:


I love this one. Adam Johnson sees a rebound come his way on the rush