(Video) First NHL Goal: Blackhawks’ Dahlbeck opens scoring in win over Bruins

By Ken McKenna
Klas Dahlbeck - Chicago Blackhawks

Photo: Chicago Blackhawks rookie defenseman Klas Dahlbeck (#44), shown here celebrating his first NHL goal, spent time in the Linkoping organization before moving to North America two seasons ago (courtesy of Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)


Chicago Blackhawks rookie defenseman Klas Dahlbeck received his first NHL call-up on 12/4, and just 3 games into his NHL career, the Katrineholm, Sweden native netted his first NHL goal in a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins.

Midway through the first period, Blackhawks’ forwards Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith battled for the puck behind the Bruins’ net. Smith came away with the puck and fed a pass to Dahlbeck, who had moved in from his point position, with Dahlbeck firing home a shot past Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask.

Dahlbeck has spent the past two seasons and the early portion of this season playing for the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL, the farm team of the Blackhawks. In 167 AHL games, Dahlbeck has scored 13 goals and added 34 assists for 47 points while posting a cumulative +36 rating. He was chosen in the third round of the 2011 NHL Draft by the Blackhawks.

Follow Hockey’s Future on Twitter via @HockeysFuture