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Gregor Scores First Career NHL Goal in November Home Finale

by Missy Zielinski / sjsharks.com

Quit searching, we found the best Black Friday special.

It's San Jose Sharks forward Noah Gregor's first career NHL goal!

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: We Noah guy who just scored his first NHL goal. Congrats @n_gregs20! 👏 pic.twitter.com/azmpYuCC9R

After being recalled by San Jose on October 19, Gregor appeared in 10 games with the club before being reassigned to the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the San Jose Barracuda.

Just reaching the double-digit mark in his first professional season, it was clear that there were things the 21-year-old still needed to work on. 

"The coaching staff just wanted me to stick to my game and bring that speed," Gregor said. "I think my speed is my biggest attribute, so I just need to bring that every night."

Well their message was received, as Gregor immediately put his skillset on display in his very next game with Team Teal.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: You'll always remember your first NHL goal, kid! And what a beauty it was! 😍@n_gregs20 | #SJSharks pic.twitter.com/k5XFQw0Dkx

When Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon flipped the puck up the ice in Gregor's direction, he used his speed to beat out Kings blueliner Sean Walker for the puck. The next stop was the back of the net, as Gregor sent it over goaltender Jonathan Quick's shoulder to the top corner at 2:58 of the second stanza for a 2-0 Sharks lead.

His teammates immediately met him to celebrate the score and were so elated, we almost couldn't tell who was more excited.

It could also be the confidence boost Gregor needed at this stage in his career. 

"You saw him really skating good after that," Joe Thornton said. "It changes your mindset when you get that first one. Confidence is such a big part of sports and after he scored that, the confidence just grew and hopefully it can grow from there. 

All we know is that after a tally like that, we are excited to see what's to come next for the rookie. 

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