On Tuesday night the Boston Bruins 5th round draft pick from 2012, Seth Griffith netted his first career NHL goal and boy was he excited. In just his 4th NHL game, Griffith was able to score his first goal and one he’ll likely remember for a long while.
Griffith’s goal was key for the Bruins, as he tied the game at 3 early in the 3rd period sparking a Bruins 5-3 victory. Here’s the goal down below, where he jumped on a lose puck and was able to bury behind Antti Niemi.
Not only was Seth Griffith’s first career goal pretty impressive, his celebration also followed suit as he included the fans in the memory.
Griffith has had a special career as it’s not every day a 5th round draft choice is able to crack the roster of an NHL team, especially one with as much depth as the Boston Bruins. However, after 4 impressive years with the London Knights in the OHL and one with the Providence Bruins in the AHL, Griffith got the call 3 games into his 2nd AHL season.
However, even before the Bruins could draft the forward in 2012, he went un-drafted in the 2011 draft and despite being invited to the Tampa Bay Lightning’s camp, went unsigned. When he re-entered in 2012, the Bruins used their pick from Tampa Bay to claim the forward.
His quote about his first every goal was priceless just like the moment;
"“It was just my first one, so I had to do something a little crazy, I guess.” ~ Seth Griffith"