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Nikolai Prokhorkin Scores First NHL Goal

The Russian rookie nabbed his first career goal as the Kings hosted the Vegas Golden Knights

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

Seven years after he was drafted by the LA Kings at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, 26-year-old forward Nikolai Prokhorkin scored his first NHL goal! 

The Russian rookie, who is a combination of size and skill, was a point-per-game player in the KHL last season as he recorded 41 points (20-21=41)  in 41 games.

He appeared in four games this season with the Ontario Reign, posting two points (0-2=2) and two penalty minutes before being called up to the Kings in mid-October. 

Video: VGK@LAK: Prokhorkin scores in 2nd period

Tweet from @nklcreek41: If only I had some @LAKings fans as friends here in the Midwest to watch games with they could verify that I called Prokhorkin���s first NHL goal before the game. Very deserved based on his play during this most recent stint. #GoKingsGo

Tweet from @LAKings: Hey Nikolai Prokhorkin, how do you feel about scoring your first @NHL goal? pic.twitter.com/gOdrXAfs5B

Tweet from @jehawks: And just over 7 years after being drafted by the @lakings, Nikolai Prokhorkin has his first NHL goal!

Tweet from @kevinyoung90: PROKHORKIN!!!!!!!!!!!! FIRST NHL GOAL!!!!!!

Tweet from @derekolson30: Woooooo way to go Prokhorkin! Congratulations on the first #nhl goal #GoKingsGo

Tweet from @Loyal2TheCrown: Prokhorkin has been knocking all game. Good for him. #GoKingsGo

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