Rookie On A Roll: Connor McMichael Scores Second Goal of the 2021-22 Season, Continues Productive Stretch

While it took a couple of games for him to make his 2021-22 debut, Washington Capitals rookie Center Connor McMichael has made the most of his time in game action. On Monday night against the Buffalo Sabres, the former first-round pick continued to do so with a goal in the second period.

With the Caps up 1-0, McMichael, who had entered the rush in place of the injured Nic Dowd, took a pass from defenseman Justin Schultz and fired the puck towards Buffalo goaltender Dustin Tokarski. A deflection off a Sabres defender gave the rookie forward his second goal of the season. Carl Hagelin also picked up an assist on the play.

The goal gave McMichael his third point in as many games (two goals, one assist).

On the season, McMichael now has two goals and three assists for five points.

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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2 Responses to Rookie On A Roll: Connor McMichael Scores Second Goal of the 2021-22 Season, Continues Productive Stretch

  1. Anonymous says:

    Connor has proven he belongs in the NHL. I see him as the 13th forward, at worst, when everybody returns from injury.

  2. Marky says:

    Kid’s pretty good.

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