First NHL Goal: Andreoff buries lone goal in Kings’ win

By Ken McKenna
Andy Andreoff - Los Angeles Kings

Photo: Los Angeles Kings rookie forward Andy Andreoff is congratulated by his teammates after scoring his first NHL goal in his team’s victory over the Arizona Coyotes (courtesy of Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images)


The Los Angeles Kings relied on an unlikely hero in their battle for a wild card playoff spot as Kings’ rookie left forward Andy Andreoff stepped up to score his first NHL goal – the only goal of the game – in a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes.

With less than two minutes remaining in the second period of a scoreless game, Kings defenseman Brayden McNabb fired the puck into the Coyotes end. Los Angeles forward Brandon Nolan retrieved the puck along the left boards, circled back and spotted Andreoff moving in along the right wing.

Andreoff is in his third season of pro hockey after completing five seasons with the Oshawa Generals of the OHL. The Pickering, ON native has seen his first NHL action this season after spending all of the prior two seasons playing for the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL. In 157 career AHL games, Andreoff has scored 30 goals and added 42 assists for 72 points to go along with 259 penalty minutes.

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