Daniel Sprong scores on 2nd shift in Anaheim Ducks debut
There's that scoring touch Pittsburgh Penguins fans have been waiting to see from Daniel Sprong.
It came with his new team.
The 21-year-old winger scored on the second shift of his first game with Anaheim on Wednesday night, helping the Ducks to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
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Sprong takes a center-ice feed across the blue line, beats Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook along the boards and roofs it off of goalie Corey Crawford's back from a near-impossible angle.
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Here's what Sprong had to say following his debut.
: 'I'm really excited for the new opportunity. When I found out I got traded to Anaheim, I was really excited. I'm really excited to be here and help the team win.' @sprong97 on his #NHLDucks debut and more following the win! #LetsGoDucks | #WNH pic.twitter.com/LqiksluHpt— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) December 6, 2018
It was Sprong's first goal of the season and fourth of his career.
Long thought to be the high-scoring winger of the future for the Penguins, the fledgling Sprong was dealt to Anaheim on Monday in exchange for 22-year-old defenseman Marcus Pettersson, who made his Penguins debut against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. He was a plus-1 with 13 minutes, 54 seconds of ice time.