Former UVM men’s hockey player Ross Colton made his NHL debut on Wednesday evening. The former Catamount also scored the first goal of his NHL career at the same time.
Colton scored at 6:43 in the first period to put the Lightning ahead 1-0 over the Carolina Hurricanes. Colton was able to tuck the puck under the pads of Nedeljkoviv.
Colton is the ninth player in franchise history to score in his NHL debut.
Under former UVM head coach Kevin Sneddon, Colton is the seventh Catamount to play in the NHL.