Svozil collects first point in NHL debut


It was quite the night for Stanislav Svozil on Thursday.

The defenceman made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut for the Columbus Blue Jackets against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Svozil’s debut began with the traditional pre-game lap for a player taking part in his first game in the NHL.


It didn’t take the Prerov, Czechia product long to land himself on the stat sheet. Four minutes into his first game, Svozil received his penalty, a holding call.

In the third period with the Blue Jackets looking for an equalizer, Svozil would register his first career NHL point on Emil Bemstrom’s game-tying goal.


Columbus would go on to win the game in overtime.

Svozil will have another chance to add to his totals on Friday as the Blue Jackets conclude their season against the Buffalo Sabres in a game that was previously postponed due to weather issues.

One of the first questions the Regina Pat defenceman was asked in Columbus was the possibility of reuniting with Connor Bedard in the professional ranks.




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