(Video) First NHL Goal: Canadiens’ Sekac nets first in win over Bruins

By Ken McKenna
NHL: OCT 16 Bruins at Canadiens - Jiri Sekac Goal

Photo: Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask is unable to stop a shot by Montreal Canadiens rookie forward Jiri Sekac (not pictured) in the Habs’ 6-4 win over the Bruins on Thursday night (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Icon Sportswire)


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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