Ivan Miroshnichenko Scores 3rd Career KHL Goal On 19th Birthday

Scoring a goal in a KHL game is not a bad way to celebrate your birthday. That’s exactly what Washington Capitals prospect Ivan Miroshnichenko did on Saturday, scoring his third career KHL goal on his 19th birthday.

The goal came midway through the second period of Avangard’s tilt with Amur Khabarovsk. Miroshnichenko hammered home a one-timer from the right circle for the score, giving Avangard a 1-0 lead.

Miroshnichenko was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last February, but was cleared by doctors to return to skating and workouts after successfully completing a course of treatment in Germany last June.

Miroshnichenko was then cleared to return to game action in November and joined Avangard’s junior team where he scored eight goals in eight games played.

Miroshnichenko had a very productive month of December. On December 4 he made the next big step in his hockey career, starting for Avangard’s KHL team. It was his first game ever played in Russia’s top league.

Miroshnichenko then scored his first career goal in the KHL on December 26. The goal came at 16:24 of the first period in Avangard’s tilt with Barys Astana.

The Capitals ultimately selected Miroshnichenko in the first round (#20 overall) of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft held on July 7. Miroshnichenko is signed with Avangard through the 2023-24 season.

By Jon Sorensen

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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2 Responses to Ivan Miroshnichenko Scores 3rd Career KHL Goal On 19th Birthday

  1. Anonymous says:

    I can’t wait for this kid to get here!

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