(Video) First NHL Goal: Jets’ Ehlers nets power play marker in win over Rangers

By Ken McKenna
Nikolaj Ehlers - Winnipeg Jets

Photo: Winnipeg Jets rookie forward Nikolaj Ehlers is congratulated by his teammates after netting his first NHL goal, a goal that started the Jets onto a road win over the New York Rangers (courtesy of Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)



He has been a highly touted prospect since he was chosen by the Winnipeg Jets in 2014, and Nikolaj Ehlers‘ first NHL goal was an affirmation of that talent. The Denmark native opened the scoring for the Jets in their 4-1 win over the previously undefeated New York  Rangers.

With Winnipeg on a first period power play and the New York leading 1-0, the Jets gained control of a faceoff in the Rangers’ zone. Winnipeg defenseman Tyler Myers corralled the puck at the right point, then moved it to Ehlers at the left point. Ehlers did the rest.

Ehlers starred for the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL for two seasons before turning pro for the 2015-16 campaign. In 114 regular season games for the Mooseheads, Ehlers totaled 86 goals and 119 assists for 205 points. He added 59 more points (21G, 38A) in 30 postseason games for Halifax.


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