(Video) First NHL Goal: Ritchie scores game-winner in Stars victory

By Ken McKenna
Brett Ritchie - Dallas Stars

Photo: In his first pro season, Dallas Stars’ rookie forward Brett Ritchie was a part of the AHL Texas Stars’ run to the Calder Cup championship in 2013-14 (courtesy of Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire)


Dallas Stars‘ rookie forward Brett Ritchie made the most of his first NHL goal as his marker ended up being the game-winning goal in the Stars’ 6-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on New Year’s Eve.

With the Stars’ Vernon Fiddler doing some good work along the right wall in the Coyotes’ zone, the puck moved behind the net to Fiddler’s linemate, Travis Moen. Moen spotted Ritchie heading toward the slot in front of Coyotes’ goaltender Devan Dubnyk, and sent a pass in front of the net as he fell to the ice.

Ritchie is in his second pro season, with virtually all of his games to this point coming with the AHL‘s Texas Stars. Before being recalled to the parent club, he was third in scoring with Texas, having scored 11 goals and seven assists in 22 games in the 2014-15 campaign. Prior to turning pro, Ritchie starred for the Sarnia Sting and Niagara IceDogs of the OHL.


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