DETROIT – Filip Zadina scored his first NHL goal on Tuesday night in Colorado.
His Detroit Red Wings lost to the Colorado Avalanche in overtime, 4-3, but he at least notched that special first goal:
Zadina, 19, was the Red Wings’ first-round pick (6th overall) at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He has appeared in 45 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season and has 31 points (15-16-31), ranking third on the team in goals, fourth in points and tied for 15th among all AHL rookies in points as the second-youngest player in the league.
He is up for a stint with the lowly Red Wings right now, but he'll be back with the Griffins for the AHL playoffs.