(Video) First NHL Goal: Oilers’ Nurse goes coast-to-coast for first marker

By Ken McKenna
Darnell Nurse - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse (#25) celebrates his first NHL goal with teammates in the third period of the Oilers’ game against the Minnesota Wild (courtesy of Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)



Edmonton Oilers rookie defenseman Darnell Nurse made the most of his first NHL call-up in 2015-16, netting his first NHL goal which gave the Oilers a brief lead in the third period of their 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

With the score tied at 2 early in the third stanza, Oilers’ defender Oscar Klefbom took control of the puck in his own and fed a short pass to Nurse. Nurse then immediately headed up ice on a jaunt to the Wild zone.

The Oilers top pick at the 2013 NHL Draft, Nurse competed in a pair of NHL games in the 2014-15 season before returning to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL for most of the 2014-15 season. Nurse did have a side-trip to the 2015 World Junior Championship, where he won gold with Team Canada.


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