Vancouver Canucks defenceman Ryan Stanton is now the team’s second-highest scoring defenceman.
Stanton had a big night on Friday picking up three assists in a 6-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. His night didn’t start off particularly well though.
It was the Canucks the rest of the way and Stanton made amends for his gaffe.
Undeterred by his first period blunder, he made an aggressive pinch all the way to the goal line before dishing the puck back to Daniel Sedin at the blueline. Daniel fired a slapshot on goal and it was deflected by Henrik in the slot past Sergei Bobrovsky.
He capped off the night by sending a beautiful slapshot on goal that was deflected by Jeremy Welsh in front of the goal past Bobrovsky with just under 30 seconds to go. It was Welsh’s first career NHL goal.
Pretty good for a waiver wire pickup that is averaging 13:55 a night.