(Video) First NHL Goal: Randell tips home winning goal for Bruins

By Ken McKenna
Tyler Randell - Boston Bruins

Photo: Boston Bruins rookie forward Tyler Randell shows off the puck that he tipped past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov for his first career goal (courtesy of Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)



It is a long way from the ECHL to the NHL, but Boston Bruins rookie forward Tyler Randell is hoping for an extended stay with the big club. Randell helped his cause by netting his first NHL goal in his debut in hockey’s top league, with that goal standing as the game-winning goal in the Bruins 6-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

Early in the second period with the Bruins up 2-0 and a faceoff in the Avalanche end, the puck eventually made its way back to Boston defenseman Adam McQuaid at the right point. McQuaid then wasted little time in firing a shot towards the Avalanche net.

Although Randell spent some time with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, Randell has spent the majority of his pro career with the Providence Bruins of the AHL. In 170 games over four seasons for the AHL Bruins, Randell scored 19 goals and added 18 assists for 37 points, with 20 of those points coming in the 2014-15 campaign.