Chicago Blackhawks rookie defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk has garnered a lot of attention recently. Having followed an impressive college career by unexpectedly cracking a stacked NHL lineup will do that, not to mention facing off against your older brother James, a former No. 2 overall pick who plays for Toronto.
van Riemsdyk racked up 75 total points in 102 games over his three years on the blue line the University of New Hampshire, so it was only a matter of time before the New Jersey native tallied the first goal of his professional career.
Well, sort of.
After being credited with the Hawks’ first score of the night in the team’s 5-2 win over San Jose on Sunday, van Riemsdyk’s first NHL point was changed to a primary assist after the goal was instead credited to winger Kris Versteeg:
It seems TVR will be in the rare position of experiencing the milestone of a first NHL goal at least twice.
-- Judy Cohen