Montreal Canadiens defenseman Victor Mete's long wait for first goal is over
Victor Mete's search for his first NHL goal is finally over.
The 21-year-old Canadiens defenseman scored his first career goal in 127 games Thursday on a pass through the slot from teammate Nick Cousins.
Cousins crashed the boards behind the Minnesota Wild net, forced a turnover and offered a backhand dish to a streaking Mete, who promptly placed the puck in the back of the net.
The goal brought the third-year blueliner's career point total to 22. He has registered one assist this year in seven games.
Last season, the Woodbridge, Ont. native appeared in 71 games for the Canadiens and recorded 13 assists.
The Canadiens drafted Mete in the fourth round (100th overall) in 2016.
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