Youngest player in the NHL scores his first goal

By: Avery Stone | January 10, 2015 2:53 pm

Scoring your first goal is always a reason to celebrate — but for 18-year-old Boston Bruins rookie David Pastrnak, who scored his first NHL goal Saturday against the Flyers, it was more than that.

At 18 years old, Pastrnak is the youngest active player in the NHL (and the AHL, where he’s spent the majority of this year playing for the Providence Bruins).

The forward now has two goals and one assist in seven games this season for Boston.

Matt Slocum/AP

Although Pastrnak’s feat is impressive, it doesn’t land him among the youngest scorers in the league’s history — the youngest player to ever score a goal in the NHL was the Bruins’ Bep Guidolin, who was just 16 years and 350 days old when he scored against the Chicago Blackhawks in 1942.

Source : http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/01/youngest-player-in-the-nhl-scores-his-first-goal

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