>First shift. First goal. An NHL record.
If the league kept such a stat, Caputi would have beaten Toronto’s Gus Bodnar, who scored :15 seconds into his first game against the New York Rangers on October 30, 1943.The league honors the game clock, not individual ice time. Bodnar started in his milestone game; Caputi just jumped over the boards for his debut 2:16 into the first period.
Bodner also has a Pittsburgh connection. He played with the Pittsburgh Hornets for 21 games 1946-47 & 1947-48.We are aware that Lemieux scored on in his first shift on October 11, 1985 – although it took him 1:18 of ice time!