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Ivan Miroshnichenko scores again with an absolute rocket shot in the first minute of the MHL game

Ivan Miroshnichenko scores again with an absolute rocket shot in the first minute of the MHL game

Washington Capitals 2022 first round draft pick Ivan Miroshnichenko He returned to the MHL on Tuesday morning with another goal and this one was a beauty.

The 18-year-old Russian winger launched a slap shot inside the first thirty seconds of his fifth game this season. He now has a goal in four straight games.

Miroshnichenko, in five games after undergoing chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, has six points (4g, 2a) for Avangard Omsk Junior. He started things off Tuesday by picking off a pass in the neutral zone from a teammate, splitting the opposing defense down the middle and pulling up near the right faceoff circle for a blast that got past the keeper before the poor porter could even calibrate. what just happened

Here are a couple more looks at the sheer violence with which he hit the puck home.

The Capitals’ top European prospect is making light work of the junior league because he’s really just playing there to get his legs under him after the aforementioned cancer treatment he endured last year. In 31 career games against men in the VHL, Russia’s equivalent of the AHL, Miroshnichenko already has 16 total points (10g, 6a).

Miroshnichenko is expected to return to action against the men at some point this season, having practiced with the organization’s VHL team. This return may mean his full KHL debut with Avangard Omsk.

Screenshot via OLIMPBET МХЛ/MHL





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