A List of Pittsburgh Penguins First NHL Goals

A List of Pittsburgh Penguins First NHL Goals 2017-11-01T18:45:21+00:00
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Total number of Penguins’ first NHL goals that were unassisted out of 185.
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Number of seasons into career before scoring first NHL goal, by Noel Price.
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Fastest time for first NHL goal from the start of a career, by Jake Guentzel.
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Number of Penguins players to score a goal in their NHL debut.
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Number of Penguins players that scored on their first shift in the NHL.

DATEPLAYEROPPONENTASSISTSGOALTENDER / NOTES
10/21/1967Gene UbriacoChicago BlackhawksFonteyne, McCrearyDenis Dejordy
11/1/1967Keith McCrearyMinnesota North StarsFonteyneGary Bauman; Six years into career.
11/9/1967Bill SpeerDetroit Red WingsUbriaco, SchinkelMarv Edwards
11/22/1967Noel PriceBoston BruinsBoivin, DillaboughEd Johnston; eight seasons into career.
12/9/1967George KonikMinnesota North StarsSchinkel, StrattonGary Bauman
2/1/1968Bob RivardSt. Louis BluesFonteyne, McDonaldGlen Hall
10/23/1968Dunc McCallumChicago BlackhawksPronovost, BoyerDenis Dejordy
10/30/1968Jean PronovostNew York RangersunassistedEd Giacomin
3/25/1969Ron SnellMinnesota North Starsunassisted10
3/26/1969Doug BarrieLos Angeles KingsBurns, PronovostWayne Rutledge, second game in a row with a first goal.
3/29/1969Gary SwainPhiladelphia FlyersBurns, SchinkelBernie Parent; only goal with Pittsburgh. Third consecutive game with NHL first goal.
10/16/1969Bryan HextallPhiladelphia FlyersSchinkelDoug Favell
10/18/1969Nick HarburukBoston BruinsWoytowich, PrenticeEd Johnston; second game with first goal.
11/1/1969Tracy PrattMinnesota North StarsSatherKen Broderick; two first goals in one game
11/1/1969Michel BriereMinnesota North StarsSchinkel, WoytowichKen Broderick; two first goals in one game
12/17/1969Bob BlackburnMontreal CanadiensSchinkelRogie Vachon
3/21/1970Rick KesselChicago BlackhawksSather, HarbarukGerry Desjardins; NHL Debut, first shift: 2:19
10/28/1970Greg PolisLos Angeles KingsSchinkel, SchockDenis Dejordy
11/7/1970Rod ZaineBoston BruinsWatson, FonteyneGary Cheevers
2/13/1971Yvon LabreChicago BlackhawksApps, PolisGerry Desjardins
3/14/1971John StewartMontreal CanadiensSchinkel, McCallumKen Dryden
10/9/1971Darryl EdestrandPhiladelphia FlyersRobert, PolisDoug Favell; first game with Pens
10/10/1971Joe NorisBuffalo SabresHextall, SchinkelRoger Crozier; second consecutive game with first NHL goal
10/20/1971Sheldon KannegiesserLos Angeles KingsHextall, HarbarukDenis Dejordy
11/9/1971Brian McKenzieSt. Louis BluesSchinkelPeter McDuffe
1/23/1972Dave BurrowsMontreal CanadiensLeiter, PronovostKen Dryden
2/3/1972Steve CardwellSt. Louis BluesHarbaruk, SchockJacques Caron
10/14/1972Jack LynchCalifornia Golden SealsMacDonald, AppsGilles Meloche
3/24/1973Jean-Guy LegaceBuffalo SabresPronovost, PolisRoger Crozier
10/20/1973Bob McManamaCalifornia Golden SealsPolis, LynchMarv Edwards
11/10/1973Ted SnellAtlanta FlamesBurrowsPhil Myre
12/7/1973Ron LaLondeCalifornia Golden SealsHextallTed Tucker
12/23/1973Wayne BianchinBuffalo SabresSnell, SchockDave Dryden
1/12/1974Bernie LukowichBuffalo SabresSchock, BeverlyDave Dryden
2/3/1974Blaine StoughtonBoston BruinsSchock, LegaceRoss Brooks
10/9/1974Pierre LaroucheMinnesota North StarsArnasonCaesar Maniago; NHL Debut 30:34
11/7/1974Dennis OwcharLos Angeles KingsBurrows, AppsRogie Vachon
12/19/1974Mario FaubertKansas City ScoutsunassistedPeter McDuffe
10/15/1975Harvey BennettToronto Maple LeafsKelly, StackhouseDoug Favell
10/6/1976Blair ChapmanVancouver CanucksBianchin, AndersonCaesar Maniago; NHL debut: 3:02
10/27/1976Russ AndersonBuffalo SabresPronovostGerry Desjardins
11/5/1976Greg MaloneColorado RockiesKelly, ChapmanMichel Plasse
11/2/1977Tom CassidyDetroit Red WingsOwcharRon Low
11/19/1977Jacques CossetteNew York RangersChapman, PronovostWayne Thomas
12/4/1977Peter LeeWashington CapitalsMalone, SchultzJim Bedard
1/12/1978Jim HamiltonPhiladelphia FlyersSchultz, KehoeBernie Parent
10/21/1978Rod SchuttWashington CapitalsMahovlich, CarlyleBernie Wolfe
4/3/1979Kim DavisSt. Louis BluesMaloneEd Staniowski
10/14/1979Paul MarshallBoston BruinsLee, AndersonGilles Gilbert
3/23/1980Mark JohnsonWinnipeg JetsMarshallMarkus Mattson
11/15/1980Mike BullardBoston BruinsHughes, WolfJim Craig
3/17/1981Marc ChorneyVancouver CanucksLee, AndersonGary Bromley: NHL Debut: 30:05
10/20/1981Doug SheddenColorado RockiesFaubertPhil Myre
11/24/1981Pat GrahamQuebec NordiquesunassistedBouchard
2/3/1982Steve GatzosMinnesota North StarsStackhouseGilles Meloche; NHL Debut: 51:53
3/31/1982Kevin McClellandWashington CapitalsSchutt, ChorneyAl Jensen
10/16/1982Tim HrynewichNew Jersey DevilsMalone, CarlyleChico Resch
10/31/1982Dave HannanNew York RangersPriceSteve Weeks
11/10/1982Rod BuskasEdmonton OilersPrice, HannanAndy Moog
11/14/1982Tony FeltrinBuffalo SabresHannan, BaxterJacques Cloutier
1/28/1983Randy BoydWashington CapitalsunassistedPat Riggin
10/4/1983Bob ErreySt. Louis BluesLamoureux, BullardRick Heinz, NHL Debut: 39:53
10/14/1983Mitch LamerouxWashington CapitalsMcSorley, SaganiukPat Riggin, fifth nhl game
11/2/1983Bob GladneyWinnipeg JetsGatzos, GardnerBrian Hayward, only goal in NHL
12/17/1983Tom O'ReganLos Angeles KingsBoutette, KehoeGary Laskowski
1/20/1984Marty McSorelyNew York RangersBoutette, RoulstonSteve Weeks
3/1/1984Norm SchmidtWashington CapitalsunassistedBob Mason
3/8/1984Tom ThornburyQuebec NordiquesBullard, RoulstonMario Gosselin
3/13/1984Derek LoweVancouver CanucksHyrnewichJohn Garrett
10/11/1984Mario LemieuxBoston BruinsunassistedPete Peters; NHL debut: 2:59
10/13/1984Doug BodgerMontreal CanadiensBullard, ManthaSteve Penney
10/24/1984Roger BelangerNew Jersey DevilsCrowder, ManthaChicho Resch
11/29/1984Troy LoneyChicago BlackhawksMcCarthyMurray Bannerman
12/12/1984Todd CharlesworthNew York IslandersLemieux, YoungKelly Hrudey
1/19/1985Joe McDonnellChicago BlackhawksLemieux, SheddenMurray Bannerman
1/21/1985Arto JavanainenWinnipeg JetsChabot, YoungMark Holden; back-to-back games with first NHL game
10/23/1985Jim JohnsonToronto Maple LeafsunassistedDon Edwards
10/24/1985Craig SimpsonNew Jersey DevilsMantha, CunneyworthBernhard
12/28/1985Ville SirenNew Jersey DevilsLemieuxBilly Smith
1/8/1986Chris DalquistLos Angeles KingsRuskowskiRollie Melanson
4/6/1986Dwight MathiansenNew York RangersDugay, LemieuxGlen Hanlon
1/23/1987Phil BourqueVancouver CanucksSimpsonFrank Caprice
2/14/1987Lee GiffenVancouver CanucksLemieux, RuskowskiRichard Brodeur
2/19/1987Mitch WilsonPhiladelphia FlyersErreyRon Hextall
10/13/1987Brad AitkenBuffalo SabresKontos, CunneyworthTom Barrasso; second NHL game
10/21/1987Mark KachowskiNew Jersey DevilsKontos, FrawleyAlain Chevrier
10/21/1987Rob BrownNew Jersey DevilsLemieux, BodgerAlain Chevrier; NHL debut: 27:02, Two first goals in one game
11/12/1987Jock CallanderPhiladelphia FlyersunassistedRon Hextall
12/29/1987Wayne Van DorpBoston BruinsMcLlwain, LoneyReggie Lemelin
1/23/1988Steve GotaasMontreal CanadiensLoney, KachowskiBrian Hayward
3/1/1988Kevin StevensMinnesota North StarsDahlquist, QuinnDon Beaupre; NHL debut, first shift: 4:29
3/19/1988Zarley ZalapskiPhiladelphia FlyersLemieux, BrownRon Hextall
10/15/1988John CullenSt. Louis BluesLemieux, CoffeyVincent Riendeau
1/20/1989Mark RecchiWinnipeg JetsLemieux, BourquePokey Reddick
2/25/1989Dave McLlwainNew York IslandersCoffey, BarrassoMark Fitzpatrick
10/7/1990Jaromir JagrNew Jersey DevilsJohnson, StevensChris Terreri
11/21/1990Paul StantonPhiladelphia FlyersRecchiPete Peters
3/12/1991Jamie LeachMontreal CanadiensStantonPatrick Roy
5/25/1991Jim PaekMinnesota North StarsLemieuxBrian Heyward; Game 6 of Stanley Cup Final
5/9/1992Mike NeedhamNew York RangersLoney, CallanderMike Richter; Playoffs
5/13/1992Shawn McEachernNew York RangersunassistedJohn Vanbiesbrouck; playoffs
11/3/1992Jeff DanielsNew York IslandersMcEachernMark Fitzpatrick
2/10/1993Martin StrakaNew York RangersMcEachern, JagrMike Richter
11/9/1993Markus NaslundSt. Louis BluesDoug Brown, McSorleyCurtis Joseph
11/16/1993Pat NeatonPhiladelphia FlyersStevens, MurphyTommy Soderstrom; NHL Debut 57:27
1/7/1994Ed PattersonBuffalo SabresTrottierDomenic Hasek
4/15/1995Chris TamerOttawa SenatorsMullen, MurrayDarrin Madeley
5/3/1995Rusty FitzgeraldFlorida PanthersPark, MullenJohn Vanbiesbrouck
10/7/1995Richard ParkToronto Maple LeafsunassistedFelix Potvin
10/28/1995Ian MoranNew Jersey DevilsPatterson, RocheMartin Brodeur
11/1/1995Francois LerouxTampa Bay LightningLemieux, NaslundJean-Claude Bergeron
11/14/1995Dave RocheDallas StarsLemieux, MironovDarcy Wakaluk
11/18/1995Joe DziedzikWashington CapitalsJoseph, JagrJim Carey
3/1/1996Chris WellsEdmonton OilersZubov, PattersonCurtis Joseph
3/24/1996Alex StojanovNew York RangersMcLlwainGlen Healy; second game with Pens.
3/4/1997Jeff ChristianNew Jersey DevilsHicksMike Dunham
10/1/1997Aleksey MorozovLos Angeles KingsJagr, FrancisStephane Fiset; NHL Debut 7:20
10/28/1997Peter FerraroCalgary FlamesHicksTyler Moss
11/20/1997Toumos GronmanOttawa SenatorsOlausson, FrancisDamian Rhodes
12/10/1997Robert DomeAnaheim DucksStrakaMikhail Shtalenkov
11/3/1998Maxim GalonivPhiladelphia FlyersSerowik, HrdinaJohn Vanbiesbrouck
11/5/1998Jan HrdinaOttawa SenatorsDollasDamian Rhodes
2/5/1999Martin SonnenbergFlorida PanthersKovalev, JagrKirk McLean
4/24/1999Greg AndrusakNew Jersey DevilsMiller, KovalevMartin Brodeur
11/13/1999Andrew FerenceNashville PredatorsJagr, MillerTomas Vokoun
12/30/1999Hans JonssonNew York IslandersTitov, LangRoberto Luongo
10/14/2000Roman SimicekNew York RangersBeranek, BarnabyJason Labarbera
12/10/2000Toby PetersenDetroit Red WingsJagr, SimicekChris Osgood
2/16/2001Billy TibbettsNew Jersey DevilsJagr, JonssonMartin Brodeur
10/6/2001Milan KraftAnaheim DucksKovalev, HedbergSteve Shields; two first NHL goals in game
10/6/2001Dan LacoutureAnaheim DucksHrdina, RozsivalSteve Shields; two first NHL goals in game
11/24/2001Kris BeechBuffalo SabresRozsival, TibbettsMarin Baron
12/29/2001Tom KostopoulousOttawa SenatorsPrimeau, LacouturePatrick Lalime
12/26/2002Michael SivekNew York RangersKovalev, JonssonMike Dunham
2/15/2003Tomas SourovyNew Jersey DevilsR. Robitaille, MoranMartin Brodeur; second nhl game
3/9/2003Eric MelocheOttawa SenatorsStraka, FataMartin Prusek
3/12/2003Guillaume LefebvreNashville PredatorsJohansson, FataTomas Vokoun; First game with Penguins
10/29/2003Ryan MaloneNew York IslandersEastwoodGarth Snow; First native to score for Pittsburgh
10/30/2003Konstantin KoltzovChicago BlackhawksStraka, LemieuxMichael Leighton
11/12/2003Dan FochtNew York RangersStraka, KoltsovMike Dunham
12/13/2003Matt MurleyColumbus Blue JacketsKoltsov, KraftFred Brathwaite
1/24/2004Brooks OrpikColorado AvalancheHolzinger, SurovyPhillipe Sauve
1/27/2004Josef MelicharTampa Bay LightningKoltsov, MorozovJohn Grahame
3/7/2004Rob ScuderiNew York RangersEastwood, MaloneJason Labarbera
3/16/2004Matt HusseyWashington CapitalsPirjeta, OrpikOlaf Kolzig
10/8/2005Sidney CrosbyBoston BruinsRecchi, PalffyHannu Toivonen
10/14/2005Maxime TalbotPhiladelphia FlyersunassistedAntero Nittymaki
11/3/2005Erik ChristensenNew York IslandersPalffy, WhitnetRick DiPietro
12/1/2005Ryan WhitneyNew York RangersRecchi, MurleyHenrik Lundqvist
12/16/2005Michel OuelletBuffalo SabresRecchi, ChristensenMarty Biron
1/3/2006Shane EndicottMontreal CanadiensRecchiJose Theodore
1/6/2006Colby ArmstrongAtlanta ThrashersSurovy, RecchiKari Lehtonen
3/26/2006Noah WelchMontreal CanadiensMelichar, CrosbyDavid Aebischer
10/12/2006Kris LetangNew York RangersCrosby, GoncharHenrik Lundqvist
10/12/2006Jordan StaalNew York RangersunassistedHenrik Lundqvist; short-handed goal
10/18/2006Evgeni MalkinNew JerseyWhitney, RecchiMartin Brodeur; NHL Debut 38:38
11/6/2006Chris ThorburnAnaheim DucksMalkin, CrosbyJ.S. Giguere
12/16/2006Alain NasreddineMontreal CanadiensCrosby, RecchiCristobal Huet; nine seasons into career
11/3/2007Tyler KennedyNew York IslandersRoberts, TalbotRick DiPietro
2/26/2008Connor JamesNew York IslandersWhitneyRick DiPietro
3/12/2008Chris MinardBuffalo SabresStaal, StoneRyan Miller
10/5/2008Alex GoligoskiOttawa SenatorsCrosby, MalkinAlex Auld; game played in Stockholm
1/1/2009Dustin JeffreyBoston BruinsGoligoski, WallaceManny Fernandez
2/3/2009Luca CaputiMontreal CanadiensThomas, ScuderiCarey Price; NHL Debut, first shift 2:30
1/21/2010Nick JohnsonWashington CapitalsMalkin, FedotenkoJose Theodore; NHL Debut; 22:50
2/1/2010Mark LetestuBuffalo SabresKennedy, LetangRyan Miller
10/15/2010Eric TangradiNew York lslandersLetestu, EngellandRick DiPietro
11/12/2010Deryk EngellandTampa Bay LightningCrosby, KunitzMike Smith
12/22/2010Ben LovejoyFlorida PanthersunassistedScott Clemmensen
2/16/2011Joe VitaleColorado AvalancheSterling, MartinPeter Budaj
12/17/2011Simon DespresBuffalo SabresKennedy, WilliamsRyan Miller
2/2/2013Robert BortuzzoNew Jersey DevilsCrosby, DupuisMartin Brodeur
2/24/2013Beau BennettTampa Bay LightningCrosby, LetangMathieu Garon; game-winning goal
10/19/2013Olli MaattaVancouver CanucksKunitz, CrosbyRoberto Luongo
10/28/2013Jayson MegnaCarolina HurricanesCrosby, OrpikJustin Peters
11/18/2013Brian GibbonsAnaheim DucksMalkin, GlassVicktor Flasth
12/15/2014Bryan RustTampa Bay LightningEbbettEvgeni Nabakov
12/15/2014Brian DumoulinTampa Bay LightningDownie, SpalingEvgeni Nabakov
12/20/2014Derrick PouliotFlorida PanthersDownie, SpalingRoberto Luongo
1/21/2015Zach SillChicago BlackhawksEbbett, EhrhoffCorey Crawford
10/15/2015Daniel SprongOttawa SenatorsCullen, PorterCraig Anderson
12/18/2015Conor ShearyBoston BruinsCrosbyTuukka Rask
2/18/2016Scott WilsonDetroit Red WingsSheary, PouliotPetr Mrazek, game-winning goal
2/20/2016Tom KuhnhacklTampa Bay LightningunassistedBen Bishop, short-handed goal
4/2/2016Oskar SundqvistNew York IslandersunassistedJean-Francois Berube, short-handed goal
11/21/2016Jake GuentzelNew York RangersKessel, DaleyAntti Raanta, 1:02 into game
12/23/2016Chad RuhwedelNew Jersey DevilsKunitz, MalkinCory Schneider
2/11/2017Josh ArchibaldArizona CoyotesFehr, KuhnhacklMike Smith
3/17/2017Carter RowneyNew Jersey DevilsKuhnhackl, Sestito15th game; game-winning goal

NHL Debut, First NHL Goal

Player Date Opponent Assists Goaltender / Time / Notes
Ron Snell 3/25/1969 Minnesota North Stars unassisted Fern Rivard; 37:55
Rick Kessell 3/21/1970 Chicago Blackhawks Sather, Harbaruk Gerry Desjardins; first shift: 2:19
Pierre Larouche 10/9/1974 Minnesota North Stars Arnason Caesar Maniago; 30:34
Blair Chapman 10/6/1976 Vancouver Canucks Bianchin, Anderson Caesar Maniago; 3:02
Marc Chorney 3/17/1981 Vancouver Canucks Lee, Anderson Gary Bromley: 30:05
Steve Gatzos 2/3/1982 Minnesota North Stars Stackhouse Gilles Meloche; 51:53
Bob Errey 10/4/1983 St. Louis Blues Lamoureux, Bullard Rick Heinz, 39:53
Mario Lemieux 10/11/1984 Boston Bruins unassisted Pete Peters; 2:59, first shift
Rob Brown 10/21/1987 New Jersey Devils Lemieux, Bodger Alain Chevrier; 27:02,
Kevin Stevens 3/1/1988 Minnesota North Stars Dahlquist, Quinn Don Beaupre, first shift: 4:29
Pat Neaton 11/16/1993 Philadelphia Flyers Stevens, Murphy Tommy Soderstrom; 57:27
Aleksey Morozov 10/1/1997 Los Angeles Kings Jagr, Francis Stephane Fiset; 7:20
Evgeni Malkin 10/18/2006 New Jersey Whitney, Recchi Martin Brodeur; 38:38
Luca Caputi 2/3/2009 Montreal Canadiens Thomas, Scuderi Carey Price; 2:30, first shift
Nick Johnson 1/21/2010 Washington Capitals Malkin, Fedotenko Jose Theodore; 22:50
Brian Gibbons 11/18/2013 Anaheim Ducks Malkin, Glass Vicktor Flasth, 43:52
Derrick Pouliot 12/20/2014 Florida Panthers Downie, Spaling Roberto Luongo, 6:56
Jake Guentzel 11/21/2016 New York Rangers Kessel, Daley Antti Raanta, 1:02, first shift