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A Look Back At The 11 Players To Score In Their First VGK Game

When Mason Morelli stepped on the ice last night he became the 81st skater to don a Golden Knights jersey in a regular season game. He was the 23rd to do so while making his NHL debut. When he scored a goal in the 1st period, he became the 11th player to do so in their first VGK game and the 3rd in their NHL debut as a Golden Knight.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane to remember each of the 11 players to score a goal in their first VGK game. We’ll start with the three in their NHL debuts as well.

Mason Morelli – February 19th, 2024 at San Jose

Cody Glass – October 2nd, 2019 vs San Jose

Vadim Shipachyov – October 16th, 2017 vs Boston

Next the other eight who did it in the first game with the Golden Knights.

Nick Cousins – February 26th, 2020 vs Edmonton

Patrick Brown – February 23rd, 2020 at Anaheim

Alec Martinez – February 20th, 2020 vs Tampa Bay

Chandler Stephenson – December 3rd, 2019 at New Jersey

Nic Roy – October 27th, 2019 vs Anaheim

Brandon Pirri – April 3rd, 2018 at Vancouver

Alex Tuch – October 16th, 2017 vs Boston

James Neal – October 6th, 2017 at Dallas

Here are the clubs Mason Morelli joined last night.

Appearance with VGK – 81 skaters
Amadio, Baertschi, Barbashev, Bellemare, Bischoff, Bjornfot, Blueger, Brisson, Brooks, Brown, Carpenter, Carr, Carrier, Coghlan, Cormier, Cotter, Cousins, Dadonov, Denisenko, Dorofeyev, Eakin, Eichel, Engelland, Froese, Garrison, Glass, Hague, Haula, Hayes, Holden, Howden, Hunt, Hutton, Hyka, Janmark, Jones, Jurco, Karlsson, Kessel, Kolesar, Korczak, Krebs, Leipsic, Leschyshyn, Lindberg, Marchessault, Martinez, Matteau, McNabb, Merrill, Miller, Miromanov, Morelli, Neal, Nosek, Pachal, Pacioretty, Patrick, Perron, Pietrangelo, Pirri, Pouliot, Quinney, Reaves, Rempal, Rondbjerg, Roy, Sbisa, Schmidt, Schuld, Shipachyov, Sikura, Smith, Stastny, Stephenson, Stone, Tatar, Theodore, Tuch, Whitecloud, Zykov

NHL debut with VGK – 23 skaters
Bischoff, Brisson, Coghlan, Cormier, Cotter, Dorofeyev, Glass, Hague, Hayes, Hyka, Jones, Kolesar, Korczak, Krebs, Leschyshyn, Miromanov, Morelli, Pachal, Quinney, Rondbjerg, Schuldt, Shipachyov, Whitecloud

Score a point in VGK debut – 21 skaters
Brown, Cormier, Cousins, Eakin, Garrison, Glass, Janmark, Krebs, Martinez, Morelli, Neal, Pietrangelo, Pirri, Pouliot, Roy, Sbisa, Schmidt, Schuldt, Shipachyov, Stephenson, Tuch

Score a goal in VGK debut – 11 skaters
Brown, Cousins, Glass, Martinez, Morelli, Neal, Pirri, Roy, Shipachyov, Stephenson, Tuch

Score a point in NHL debut with VGK – 6 skaters
Cormier, Glass, Krebs, Morelli, Schuldt, Shipachyov

Score multiple points in VGK debut – 5 skaters
Martinez, Morelli, Neal, Pirri, Tuch

Score a goal and an assist in VGK debut – 3 skaters
Martinez, Morelli, Tuch

Score a goal in NHL debut with VGK – 3 skaters
Glass, Morelli, Shipachyov

Score multiple points in NHL debut with VGK – 1 skater






  1. knights fan in minny

    one site has vegas interested in tanev a d-man what for

    • Emmanuel

      hockeybuzz is as accurate as a tabloid psychic…but fun to read.

      If he comes cheap…….again, I think a G scoring LW is THE priority.

      • knights fan in minny

        i kinda laugh when i read hockey buzz give ducks a good pick for frankie v reasonable salary

  2. JB

    Need Hilly back to his top form tonight. Will Theo play? Anyone heard any news on Will? Nashville is streaky, need to get on top early. Would like to see better play from Howden and Cotter. (Will he ever make a shot)?

    • NAM

      Cotter gets separated from the puck over and over. Drives it in the zone and bump, the other team has it. He needs to protect the damn thing, be strong on his skates. He drives hard, plays hard, is a likable feller, but he needs to step his game up to the next level.

  3. ThG

    coach scrambling line 4, which I thought played pretty well

    in last game

    called up Russian, moved three/four line around for tonight’s game

    theodore is back, and russian D man sits.

    sez me

  4. Kevin C

    That’s a lot of work putting all that together…nicely done! And a fun read

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