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What do Jaden Schwartz and Eric Lindros have in common?

Mar 22, 2012, 10:27 AM EDT

Jaden Schwartz

Jaden Schwartz — St. Louis’ first-round selection (14th overall) at the 2010 draft — has started his professional career in style. The 19-year-old forward scored in his NHL debut, Saturday’s 3-1 win over Tampa Bay, then scored again in his second-ever contest, last night’s 4-3 loss to Anaheim.

In case you’re wondering: No, not many players under the age of 20 have scored in their first two NHL games.

Just ask the Elias Sports Bureau:

Nineteen year old Jaden Schwartz has scored a goal in each of his first two NHL games. The last teenager to score a goal in each of his first two career NHL games was Eric Lindros in October 1992.

The 19-year-old Lindros debuted on Philly’s “Crazy Eights” line — he (wearing No. 88) was alongside No. 8 Mark Recchi and No. 18 Brent Fedyk — and scored an unassisted goal in his first game, a 3-3 tie (remember those?) against Pittsburgh. The Big E then scored another unassisted goal the next time out, in a 6-4 win over the Devils.

Schwartz will get his chance for three-in-three tonight as the Blues take on the Kings at the Staples Center.

  1. firstandonlywarning - Mar 22, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    OK, the picture looks like your typical draft day picture, shirt, tie, baseball cap, jersey….
    Who the heck figured he needs his gloves on as well?

    • wingsdjy - Mar 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM

      He needed something to throw down in case he hated the picture and wanted to fight the photographer

  2. Buffalo Grumblings - Mar 23, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Its not how you start its how you finish your career.

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