(Video) First NHL Goal: Canucks’ McCann fires home first of young career

By Ken McKenna
Jared McCann - Vancouver Canucks

Photo: Vancouver Canucks rookie forward Jared McCann is congratulated at the bench by his teammates after scoring his first NHL goal (courtesy of Rich Lam/Getty Images)

 

 

The Vancouver Canucks opened the 2015-16 season Wednesday with an impressive 5-1 road win over the Calgary Flames, the team that knocked the Canucks out of the 2015 NHL Playoffs. The two teams faced off for the second time in four days in a game that included the first NHL goal for Canucks’ forward Jared McCann, with the Flames bouncing back to take a 3-2 overtime win.

Midway through the second period with the game tied at one apiece, the Canucks worked the puck in the Flames end of the ice. After the puck was wrapped around the boards behind the Calgary net, Canucks forward Jannik Hansen battled along the right wall before eventually coming up with the puck near the blueline. Jensen passed the puck through traffic to McCann, who was driving up the slot towards Jonas Hiller in the Flames’ net.

McCann is in his first season of pro hockey after playing three seasons for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL. He was a first round selection, 24th overall, for the Canucks at the 2014 NHL Draft.

 

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