NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 26: Patrick Maroon #41 of the Philadelphia Flyers in action against the New Jersey Devils on September 26, 2009 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) By Paul Bereswill
(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.
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.