Ex-Union center Welsh scores his first NHL goal in Canucks' win (updates with goal, interview)
Former Union College hockey center Jeremy Welsh scored his first NHL goal Friday night in the Vancouver Canucks' 6-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena.
Welsh tipped a Ryan Stanton shot past Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky with 29 seconds left in the game. The goal came in Welsh's 21 career game. He had five assists in six career games with the Carolina Hurricanes, the team Welsh signed with following the 2012 Frozen Four.
Welsh becomes the first former Union player to score a goal in the NHL.
"It feels good," Welsh said in an interview on Canucks TV. "It's been a while coming, so it's a milestone in anyone's career. It feels good. I'm glad it's over with."
To see Welsh's goal, click here.
To see the Welsh interview, click here. It is about 7:50 in.
The Canucks acquired Welsh from the Hurricanes prior to the start of this season. He started the year with the AHL's Utica Comets before being called up Oct. 19. He has played in 15 games for the Canucks.