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Joel L’Esperance scores first NHL goal


By @MichaelCaples –

Big night for the L’Esperance family…

Joel just scored his first NHL goal.

The Brighton native and Michigan Tech product crossed a major moment off his hockey bucket list Thursday night, finding the back of the net in the second period of his Dallas Stars’ game with the Minnesota Wild.

Here’s the goal:




It comes during L’Esperance’s 11th NHL game; it’s also his first NHL point.

The strike gives L’Esperance a total of 30 on the season, his first professional campaign. The Compuware and Tri-City Storm alum had 29 with the AHL’s Texas Stars before getting summoned to the big league club.