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Carl Grundstrom Scores in NHL Debut with LA Kings

The forward, who the Kings acquired earlier this year from the Maple Leafs, became the 19th Kings player to score in his professional debut

by LA Kings @LAKings /

Carl Grundstrom joined the LA Kings lineup for the first time tonight against the Arizona Coyotes, and wasted no time in getting on the scoresheet.

With a rebound in the third period, Grundstrom became the 19th player in Kings history to score a goal in his NHL debut. He was the first player to do so since Tanner Pearson scored in his debut on November 14, 2013 in New York.

"I fit in pretty good with this system," Grundstrom said following the game. From the looks of it, we couldn't agree more. 

Video: LAK@ARI: Grundstrom puts in rebound to score in debut

Tweet from @LAKings: First NHL game ���First NHL goal ���What a night for @CarlGrundstrom 🙌

Tweet from @LAKings: Watching the LA Kings' moms celebrate a rookie's first NHL goal may be one of the best things! 😍#GoKingsGo

Tweet from @kevinyoung90: Carl Grundstrom on pace to score a goal a game for his entire career. Confirmed: Kings win the trade.

Tweet from @jovikat: Pump it up! GRUNDSTROM Scores! Welcome to LA! #LAKings #GoKingsGo @LAKings

Tweet from @Patrick_ONeal: Umm, Carl Grundstrom is out here making plays.

Tweet from @DannyDeraney: Well if you are playing hockey Bingo at home, Carl Grundstrom now has as many goals with the @LAKings as Jake Muzzin does with the @MapleLeafs.


Tweet from @LisaSurvillas: Way to go Grundstrom! I love this kid!

Tweet from @Lhultin: I just said: we���ll be congratulating Grundstrom more if he gets a goal....and he delivered. It���s a Swede night for the #LAKings so far. 🇸

Tweet from @curtiszupke: Carl Grundstrom with his first NHL goal; takes the puck off his skate and taps it in. Some nifty footwork by the Swedes tonight. Tied, 2-2.

Tweet from @LAKings: A nice little keepsake from your first NHL game 🙌Congrats again, @CarlGrundstrom!

Tweet from @LAKings: "I just want to try to do my best and take my opportunity here...just play my style and hopefully it goes well." - @CarlGrundstrom after scoring his first goal in his NHL debut

Grundstrom and the Kings will head back to California to face the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday at 7 pm. Tune in on the FOX Sports App or LA Kings Audio Network!

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