Around the same time as the Capitals won their fifth game in a row Saturday, the club’s second-round pick from last summer’s draft, Martin Fehervary, scored his first career SHL goal.
The 19-year-old Slovakian defender, on loan at HV71 in the SHL, fired the puck in from the blue line against his former teammates in Malmö Redhawks.
— HV71 (@HV71) November 24, 2018
After taking a pass from 24-year-old defenseman Mikko Lehtonen, Fehervary skated to the right circle and wristed a shot past Malmo goaltender Oscar Alsenfelt.
The Caps prospect snuck the shot past a screened Alsenfelt short side.
Fehervary couldn’t contain his excitement after scoring, pumping his fists and raising his right glove to the sky. Fehervary was mobbed by his teammates.
The goal was HV71’s only in the game. Malmö won the game 2-1 after a shootout.
“Special one against my old team,” Fehervary tweeted after the game.
— Martin Fehérváry (@fehy6) November 24, 2018
On Instagram, the teenager wrote “#first” in the caption of a photo where he was cheesing high-fiving his teammates the bench.
Last fall, at the tender age of 18, Fehervary was named the captain for the second-tier club Oskarshamn IK, when the team’s original captain went down with injury for several months. Fehervary joined the Hockeyallsvenskan side last summer, stating that he felt he’d develop better on a senior team than at a lower tier (Swedish junior league). The Capitals used their second-round pick in the 2018 draft to choose Fehervary as number 46 overall.
— HV71 (@HV71) November 21, 2018
At 6’2, 194 pounds the Slovak is considered a defensive defenseman. In Hockeyallsvenskan, he recorded one goal and six assists. Last night’s goal was his second at the senior level and first in the SHL.
The Capitals signed the talented defenseman to a three-year entry level contract over the summer. He is spending the 2018-19 season on loan at HV71.
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