Prospect Ramblings: Catching up on first NHL goals

by Hayden Soboleski on March 4, 2018

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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!

 

January

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:

 

February

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:

 

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

 

March

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:

 

 

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

Hayden Soboleski