McMichael Magic: Connor McMichael Scores His First Professional Goal, A Game-Winning Tally Over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Photo: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Considered the Washington Capitals’ top prospect in their pool of young talent, forward Connor McMichael has had an eventful 2020-21 season. Having come one win shy of winning the Gold Medal in the World Junior Championships with Team Canada and making his NHL debut, the 20-year 2019 first-round pick has now added another mark to his resume, his first professional goal. And being undoubtedly the first of many, it was a big one.

With the Junior leagues yet to see game action this season, McMichael is spending the 2020-21 season with the American Hockey League affiliate of the Capitals, the Hershey Bears and on February 11, McMichael scored his first professional goal in the third period of the Bears’ game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins:

The goal proved to be the game-winner against the Penguins, and helped the Bears to their first win of the season.

McMichael made his NHL debut on January 24 and was then re-assigned to Hershey to begin the AHL season. The 20-year old was the 25th overall selection in 2019 and is considered by many to be the team’s top prospect. While the Ontario Hockey League has yet to return to game action, McMichael will return to the London Knights upon any resumption of play.

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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