>Caputi’s NHL Record?

>Caputi’s NHL Record?

>First shift. First goal. An NHL record.

Luca Caputi scored 14 seconds into his NHL career. It’s an NHL record for fastest goal at the start of a career, but the league won’t honor it.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.Officially, Caputi’s tally was recorded at 2:30.

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!

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