(Video) First NHL Goal: Everberg nets first, earns third star in Avalanche loss

By Ken McKenna
Dennis Everberg - Colorado Avalanche

Photo: Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Dennis Everberg (#45) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring his first NHL goal in his eighth NHL game (courtesy of Russell Lansford/Icon Sportswire)


Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Dennis Everberg got his team off to a good start in their game against the Anaheim Ducks, netting the game’s first goal that also was his first NHL goal and point. But the Ducks came back to take a 3-2 win from the slumping Avalanche at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

Everberg skated in on the left wing and fired a seemingly harmless shot on Ducks’ goaltender Jason LaBarbera. But, rather than being an easy stop for LaBarbera, the puck managed to find its way into the net, giving the Avalanche an early lead and Everberg his first NHL marker.

The native of Vasteras, Sweden was never drafted by an NHL club and instead signed a free agent contract with the Avalanche after starring for Rogle’s Allsvenskan squad during the 2013-14 season. Everberg started the 2014-15 season with the Avalanche, then was sent down to appear in five AHL games for the Lake Erie Monsters before being recalled to the parent club.

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