(Video) First NHL Goal: Dano pockets two points in Blue Jackets’ win

By Ken McKenna
Artem Anisimov and Marko Dano - Columbus Blue Jackets

Photo: Columbus Blue Jackets players Artem Anisimov (L) and Marko Dano (R) celebrate Anisimov’s goal, which included a Dano assist that was his first NHL point, in the Blue Jackets’ 5-2 win (courtesy of Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire)


While there may not have been an expectation prior to the start of training camp that he would be on the Columbus Blue Jackets‘ roster to start the 2014-15 season, forward Marko Dano has wasted little time in making an impact on the scoresheet. Dano netted his first NHL goal in his team’s second game of the season – the Blue Jackets’ home opener – as Dano’s team went on to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers.

Dano, one of three first round picks for the Blue Jackets in 2013, pumped home the rebound of a Dalton Prout shot to make the score 4-1. Dano also chipped in an assist on the first goal of the game, by Artem Anisimov, also making this Dano’s first multi-point outing. Dano was named the second star for his efforts.

Dano is ranked fourth among Blue Jackets’ prospects by Hockey’s Future. He competed in the KHL for HC Slovan Bratislava in 2013-14 but also appeared in 10 regular season and five playoff games for the Blue Jackets’ AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.

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