Former Western Capital Johnston Scores First NHL Goal

Another MHL alumnus has earned the distinction of scoring a goal in the NHL.

Former Summerside Western Capitals forward Ross Johnston was called up the New York Islanders from the AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers on January 19th. Last night, in just his fourth NHL game, the 23 year old from Charottetown, PEI deposited a puck past Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to open the scoring in an eventual 2-1 victory for the Islanders over the Golden Knights.

Johnston registered 32 points in 25 games with the Western Capitals spread over two seasons from 2010-2012. Following his time in the MHL, Johnston made his way to the QMJHL, suiting up for the Moncton Wildcats, Victoriaville Tigres and Charlottetown Islanders. He made his professional debut with Bridgeport during a two game stint in 2014-15 and suited up in the NHL for the first time on April 10, 2016.

Full highlights of last night’s Islanders/Golden Knights game, including Johnston’s first NHL tally, can be seen here: (Credit – NHL)

The MHL wishes to congratulate Ross on this tremendous accomplishment.

Will MacLaren –