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Video: Huberdeau scores first NHL goal in second shift

Jan 19, 2013, 9:40 PM EST

The Florida Panthers’ Jonathan Huberdeau entered this season as one of the frontrunners to win the Calder Trophy and it didn’t take him long to make an impression.

The 19-year-old rookie was playing in just his second NHL shift when he was fed the puck while parked in front of Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward. Huberdeau shoved the puck between the legs of the 2006 Conn Smythe Trophy winner to score his first goal at 3:37 of the first period.

You can watch it below:

That proved to just be the start for what’s developing into a magical first game for Huberdeau. He’s also assisted on Scottie Upshall and Alex Kovalev’s goals as the Panthers maintain a 5-1 lead over the Hurricanes.

  1. misterchainbluelightning - Jan 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    You future Calder winner

    • 19to77 - Jan 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM

      Currently leading the NHL in scoring. =D

      • 19to77 - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:47 PM

        Correction: for about five minutes, until Teemu The-Fountain-of-Youth Selanne soared past him and personally blew up the Canucks.

    • bluesrawesome - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:11 AM

      Conchar, Tarasenko, and Grandlund will all be in the race good year for rookies.

  2. sportsfan69 - Jan 19, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Nice win for the Florida Panthers. Nice young talent.

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