Despite being passed over in the NHL Draft each time he was available, San Jose Sharks forward Barclay Goodrow signed an NHL contract with that club last March. And, less than a year later, Goodrow has potted his first NHL goal, which came in a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
With the Sharks putting on pressure in the Oilers’ zone, the puck came out to Goodrow’s linemate and fellow rookie, Melkar Karlsson, with Karlsson putting a point-blank shot on goal that was stopped by Oilers’ goaltender Ben Scrivens. But the rebound of the shot went straight to a waiting Goodrow, who buried his chance to make the score 2-0 in favor of the Sharks.
Goodrow captained the North Bay/Brampton Battalion the past two seasons, spending five seasons in all with that franchise. In 313 OHL games, Goodrow scored 127 goals and adding 102 assists for 229 points while adding 251 penalty minutes. He added 35 more points (18G, 17A) in 50 OHL playoff games.
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