He has already moved onto his second NHL goal, but Vancouver Canucks rookie forward Ronalds Kenins netted his first NHL goal in just his second NHL game in a 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild last weekend.
In the third period and with the Wild holding a 3-0 lead, Canucks’ defenseman Alex Edler picked up the puck behind his own net and began moving it up ice. Edler then fired a nice pass across center ice to a rushing Bo Horvat, who skated into the Wild zone with Kenins to his left.
Kenins, a native of Riga, Latvia, was signed as a free agent this past offseason after he turned in a good 2013-14 season playing for the ZSC Lions in Switzerland‘s National League A. He began the 2014-15 season with the Utica Comets of the AHL, scoring five goals and 13 points in 36 games before being recalled to the Canucks for his first NHL tour of duty.
“Excuse me, @CanucksStore, may I exchange this Zack Kassian jersey for a Ronalds Kenins jersey? Thank you.”
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