Carolina Hurricanes‘ rookie forward Brock McGinn checked off almost all of the boxes in his first NHL game, scoring his first NHL goal on his first shift (he also notched his first assist) as the Hurricanes defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 5-3.
Less than a minute into the first period, the Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader lost control of the puck in the neutral zone, sending the Hurricanes in the other direction. Carolina forward Kris Versteeg moved the puck to an onrushing McGinn, who skated in along the left wing before taking a shot on Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard.
A second round pick for the Hurricanes in 2012, McGinn played his first season of pro hockey in 2014-15 with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL. In 73 games for that club, McGinn scored 15 goals and 27 points.
Via Elias: @NHLCanes‘ Brock McGinn (0:55) is fastest to score a goal in his NHL debut since Alexander Mogilny on Oct. 5, 1989 (0:20 w/ BUF).
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 17, 2015
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