(Video) First NHL Goal: Salomaki notches goal in first NHL game

By Ken McKenna
Miikka Salomaki - Nashville Predators

Photo: Nashville Predators forward Miikka Salomaki celebrates his first NHL goal in his team’s 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars (courtesy of John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)


The Nashville Predators are developing some interesting prospects with their AHL farm club, the Milawaukee Admirals. One of those youngsters, right winger Miikka Salomaki, made his NHL debut for the Predators tonight vs. the Dallas Stars, providing immediate returns as he netted his first NHL goal in his team’s 3-2 victory over the Stars.

With nearly 17 minutes gone in the second period of a 1-1 game, Predators defenseman Roman Josi took a pass from Calle Jarnkrok as Josi was drifting back into the Predators’ zone. As Josi surveyed the ice, he spotted Salomaki breaking up the middle of the ice and hit him with a perfect pass to send the big forward in on a break.

Salomaki is in his second season of pro hockey in North America, having spent all of that time except for tonight’s game playing for the Admirals. In 29 games for that club this season, Salomaki has netted five goals and added 12 assists for 17 points. He was originally chosen by the Predators in the second round, 52nd overall, of the 2011 NHL Draft.


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