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Bunnaman scores first NHL goal

The former Kitchener Rangers' captain was playing in just his fifth National Hockey League game
Bunnaman first NHL goal
Mark Friedman (left) Connor Bunnaman (right). Photo @NHLFlyers on Twitter

It's probably not how Connor Bunnaman envisioned his first National Hockey League goal going in, but nevertheless it still counts.

The former Kitchener Rangers captain potted his first in Philadelphia's 6-5 shootout win over Boston on Monday night.

A shot from Flyers defenceman Mark Friedman hit one of Bunnaman's skates, bounced off a Boston defender, before getting past Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak.

It was also a first for Friedman, who got his first NHL assist on the play.

The 21-year-old Bunnaman, who's from Guelph, was playing in just his fifth NHL game.

He spent four seasons with the Kitchener Rangers and was a fourth round draft pick of the Flyers in 2016.

Bunnaman turned pro in 2018 with Philadelphia's American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

 




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