BOSTON - Rookie defenseman Kyle Capobianco made his NHL debut on Thursday night at TD Garden. He skated 13:33, delivered three hits and blocked one shot in his first League game, which Arizona lost, 6-1.
"It was a great experience and I think the guys were really helpful with me," Capobianco said. "They were really friendly throughout the day and showed me the ropes."
The Coyotes recalled Capobianco from the American Hockey League on Monday and he practiced with the team on Tuesday and Wednesday. That helped him get acclimated to life in the NHL. Still, once the puck dropped, Capobianco quickly recognized the NHL is different than other league.