(Video) First NHL Goal: McDavid gets off the schneid with nifty deflection

By Ken McKenna
Connor McDavid - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Edmonton Oilers rookie forward Connor McDavid raises his hands in celebration after netting his first NHL goal in the second period of a game against the Dallas Stars (courtesy of Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)



While the winless Edmonton Oilers haven’t yet gotten the monkey off their backs in 2015-16, their prized rookie Connor McDavid notched the first of what the Oilers hope will be many, many NHL goals from the uber-talented forward. McDavid’s goal tied the game for the Oilers, but the Dallas Stars went on to win the game, 4-2.

With the Oilers working in the Stars’ zone midway through the second period, the puck ended up on the stick of Edmonton defender Andrej Sekera at the left point. Sekera then launched a shot towards Dallas goaltender Kari Lehtonen, setting the stage for McDavid’s memorable marker.

The first pick overall in the 2015 NHL Draft, McDavid is the most highly anticipated NHL rookie since Sidney Crosby came into the league in 2005. McDavid competed for the Erie Otters of the OHL before being chosen by the Oilers, where he scored 97 goals and 285 points over three seasons in Erie.


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