Sunday night (Oct. 30), Wainwright’s Mason Shaw notched his first goal in the NHL.
In a 4-3 result, the Minnesota Wild came away with the win over the Chicago Blackhawks with Shaw getting the puck over the line in 10:52 of the first period. The Wild’s Twitter feed captioned it as “Wainwright goes crazy as Shawsy scores his first NHL goal.”
A decade ago he was listed with the Lloydminster Heat and then the Bobcats, before heading to the Medicine Hat Tigers, the Iowa Wild and then in 2017 was drafted to the Minnesota Wild.
Shaw speaking to reporters says, “It’s really special and (the goal) is something I won’t forget for a while.”
The goal has been a longtime coming and his teammates like Connor Dewar says that he has earned it with the hard work he has put in and battling back from surgeries. At age 23, Shaw has already had three torn ACLs.
The five-foot-ten centre credits his line mates for teeing up the puck saying he’s going to put some tape on it and mail it home.
“They would have been pretty mad at me if I missed that one, so they left that one on a platter for me,” says Shaw.