The Montreal Canadiens‘ prized off-season signing started paying dividends on Thursday night. Forward Jiri Sekac, a native of the Czech Republic who starred in the KHL last season before being signed by the Habs back in July, scored his first NHL goal in his team’s 6-4 win over the Boston Bruins in the Habs’ home opener.
Sekac scored his goal late in the second period to draw the game even at 3 apiece. He corralled the rebound of a bouncing puck and buried a shot past Bruins goaltender, Tuukka Rask.
Sekac is currently ranked seventh among the Canadiens’ prospects according to Hockey’s Future. He played for HC Lev Praha in 2013-14, scoring 11 goals and adding 17 assists for 28 points in 47 games for that club.
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