This past week was historic for some NHL players, including the Washington Capitals Cody Eakin. What made this week so memorable for Eakin? He scored his first NHL goal.
If you ask NHL players what is their most memorable moment in their career, you would get a variety of responses: first NHL game, first playoff game, first Stanley Cup, etc. Another common option is the first NHL goal.
Now, no offense to Eakin, but for right now, his first NHL goal was mostly only memorable to him and his loved ones.
Throughout the years, though, there have been many first NHL goals that were very memorable for every watching because they were just awesome goals.
Here are video of some of the most memorable first NHL goals.
Note: Unfortunately, this list was limited to goals I could find video of.