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Video: Leafs rookie Rielly scores first NHL goal

Dec 16, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT

It took a while, but Morgan Rielly finally found the back of the net.

Rielly, who was goalless through 25 games this year, got his first-ever NHL marker against Pittsburgh on Monday, with a nice wrister that eluded Pens goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to even the score at one:

More of a playmaker than goalscorer in junior — Rielly had 12 goals for WHL Moose Jaw last year, but finished fifth among all blueliners with 54 points — the Leafs’ rookie has done well in the helpers department this season.

He currently sits fourth among all Toronto defensemen with nine assists — one behind captain Dion Phaneuf and fellow rearguard Jake Gardiner — and is tied for fourth among all NHL rookie defensemen, one back of leader Torey Krug (with 10).

  1. drone501 - Dec 16, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    the pens showed a lot of guts and grit playing with half of the wilkes barre defense tonight. any pens fans see ulf samuelsons wife at the game. shes damn hot.

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