WATCH: Canucks’ prospect Virtanen uses face to score a goal
Young Jake Virtanen is doing anything he can to make the Canucks' roster this season, and apparently that includes scoring a goal off his face.
Yes, the poor 19-year-old showed his mettle in a game against the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night when a shot deflected off his face and past Edmonton goalie Yannick Weber for a goal. Virtanen needed some stitches due to the play, but he was rewarded with what counts as a power-play goal.
The Canucks topped the Oilers, 5-2, in the game and Virtanen had two assists in addition to his face-goal to finish the night with three points. It was his best showing points-wise of the preseason, as Virtanen now has four points (two goals, two assists) in five games.
(h/t Vancouver Canucks)