I’m not sure Jake Guentzel ever believed he would one day be compared with Mario Lemieux when he first started playing hockey. Well, the Penguins rookie has put himself in with that unique company after scoring on his first shot of this first NHL shift.
Jake Guentzel's first NHL goal, his family's reaction is magnificent. pic.twitter.com/1rrXgDSL2X— Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) November 22, 2016
It’s a pretty rare sight. And you know who can’t believe it either? His family!
Then, 12 minutes later, Guentzel added his second goal to an already historic evening!
His family, of course, was over the moon.
His brother, Ryan, even cracked a joke on Twitter after the momentous occasion!
What a whirlwind of a day it’s been for Guentzel, who was just called up as an injury replacement the morning of the game!