It was a memorable NHL debut for Ryan Donato.
The 21-yr-previous ahead, who signed with the Bruins on Sunday, scored a objective and added two assists for Boston in a 5-four extra time loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday.
Donato had been set to skate on the third line for the Bruins, however an higher physique damage to veteran Rick Nash meant that the debutant was bumped to the second line alongside David Krejci and Danton Heinen. Donato did not have to attend lengthy for his first aim in the large leagues, as he hammered a one-timer to complete a give-and-go together with Torey Krug at 5:forty one of the second interval for Boston’s opening marker of the night time.
He would decide up his first NHL help later in the interval on a Riley Nash energy play aim earlier than including a helper on Krejci’s recreation-tying aim halfway by way of the third interval.
Sadly for the Bruins, Cam Atkinson discovered the winner for the Blue Jackets in additional time. The Columbus aim spoiled a historic debut by Donato, who turned the primary Boston participant to report three points in his first NHL recreation in almost 18 years.
Ryan Donato (1-2—three) turned simply the second participant in @NHLBruins franchise historical past to report three points in his NHL debut (additionally: Jarno Kultanen, Oct. 5, 2000). #NHLStats #CBJvsBOS pic.twitter.com/GM9GNY9LV3
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 20, 2018
Having accomplished his collegiate profession with Harvard final week, Donato additionally competed for the USA in final month’s Olympic Video games. The Boston native was the main scorer for the People with 5 objectives in Pyeongchang.