Local kid scores first NHL goal

Local kid scores first NHL goal

Credit: Courtesy: Anaheim Ducks

Patrick Maroon

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by Scott Bierman, HockeyStL

KMOV.com

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 18 at 3:29 PM

(HockeyStL) -- Ducks winger and Oakville native Patrick Maroon scored his first NHL goal in a 3-2 shootout victory over the Predators Saturday.

Maroon deflected a shot from Kyle Palmieri in front of Predators goalie Pekka Rinne to tie the game 2-2 in the second period.

You can watch the goal here

Maroon posted the following to his Twitter account (@patmaroon): “I just want to say thanks for all of the support from my friends and family for coming out tonight. it felt good to get my first NHL goal !!”

The 24-year-old was originally drafted by the Flyers in the sixth round of the 2007 NHL Draft.

Back in 2007, the 6-foot-3, 229-pound forward told PhiladelphiaFlyers.com: “Growing up in St. Louis, I was a big Blues fan. I have always loved the game, and enjoyed watching bigger players, the guys who I sort of pattern my game after. I really liked watching Mats Sundin and also Todd Bertuzzi.”

Maroon was a standout player for Oakville High School before moving on to play with the St. Louis Jr. Blues (Midget AAA), St. Louis Bandits (NAHL), London Knights (OHL), Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL), Adirondack Phantoms (AHL) and the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).

He made his NHL debut in the 2011-12 season, but did not post a point in two games. Saturday marked his second game played this season.

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