Michal Kempny scored his first goal of the season against the Chicago Blackhawks, who traded him away almost a year ago. This was also his first goal against his former club. The Blackhawks commentators said he “bit the hand that once fed him.”
Kempny struggled when he was with the Blackhawks, and has credited the trade away from Chicago and his work with now head coach Todd Reirden with turning things around for him. Tonight, he got to show off those skills in fine form.
“It was my salvation,” Kempny said in an interview over the summer, “because I didn’t see any future in Chicago, and thank God the trade came because it pretty much saved my NHL career.”