Jonas Siegenthaler Scores First NHL Goal Against the Vegas Golden Knights

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Capitals defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler had played in 43 NHL games prior to the Caps’ Saturday night contest against the Vegas Golden Knights at Capital One Arena. The former second-round pick (57th overall in 2015) had earned a regular role in the the Washington lineup, but had yet to record his first NHL goal. On Saturday night, Siegenthaler was finally rewarded with his first career marker.

The goal came at the 15:32 mark of the second period, coming on an assist from forward Travis Boyd. The goal gave the Caps a 3-1 lead, and his goal was answered just a few minutes later by Vegas’ Reilly Smith, who scored his 10th of the season to bring the visitors to within one of the host Capitals.

The goal was Siegenthaler’s first in his short NHL career, and gave him three points on the season. Heading into the game against Vegas, Siegenthaler had six assists in his career, with a plus-6 rating. The goal came on the one-year anniversary of his NHL debut against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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