Detroit Red Wings defenceman and former Chilliwack Chiefs standout Dennis Cholowski scored his first NHL goal in his first-ever game last night after making the Red Wings opening-night roster out of training camp.
With Detroit trailing the Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0 midway through the second period, Cholowski pinched in from the point and snapped a centering pass from Wings forward Dylan Larkin into the top corner to beat Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo.
“Every player dreams of scoring their first goal,” Cholowski told FOX Sports Detroit after the game. “It was kind of just a blur. I hardly remember it to be honest. It just happened so fast. It was a wave of excitement.”
The 20-year-old from Langley played two full seasons for the Chiefs, totaling 67 points in 106 regular-season BCHL games and added another 22 points in 32 playoff games.
Cholowski will look to build on his successful first game on Sunday night as he and the Red Wings head to the west coast to take on the Los Angeles Kings.