A week after recording his first point as a member of the Washington Capitals, forward Daniel Sprong lit the lamp for the first time in a Capitals sweater, in Tuesday night’s contest against the New York Islanders.
The goal, Sprong’s 20th of his career, came at the 17:21 mark of the second period, a goal that put the Capitals in a 2-2 tie with the Islanders. Daniel Carr (his first point as a Capital) and John Carlson recorded assists on the play.
what a ripper! 💨 pic.twitter.com/g7TM6orDXn
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 27, 2021
Sprong was acquired last season in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks, a deal that sent defenseman Christian Djoos to California. The 23-year old, former second-round pick (by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2015) signed a two-year deal with the Caps in September 2020.
Entering tonight’s game, Sprong ranked 12th among players from the 2015 draft class with at least 90 career games in goals per 60 minutes of play (0.86).
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) January 27, 2021
By Michael Fleetwood