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Best 10 NHL moments of the year: Nugent-Hopkins scores first of many

Dec 25, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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Merry Christmas, everyone. Since we can’t buy all our readers an iPad2, we’ve put together a list of the best 10 NHL moments of the past year that we’ll be rolling out on the site all day long.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scores first of many

Oct. 19 at Rexall Place, the first overall pick in the 2011 draft scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game. And he did it at 15:05 of the third period to force overtime. Nugent-Hopkins is only 18, but greatness seems inevitable for the Oilers’ rookie. In sports, the greats always have a feel for the moment, and this was a moment Edmonton hockey fans won’t soon forget.

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