If Andrew Gordon plays tonight, he'll be the sixth Capital to make his NHL debut this season, joining Tyler Sloan, Karl Alzner, Sean Collins, Oskar Osala and Simeon Varlamov as the current holders of that distinction.
Gordon, who is described as a "high-energy forward" (and who head coach Bruce Boudreau compares to the Kings' Dustin Brown, who Boudreau coached in Manchester), is off to a good start in his second year as a pro (10 goals, 10 assists in 30 games played), which is no surprise, given what he has done since leaving the amateur ranks:
|South Carolina (ECHL, including playoffs)||20||13||9||22||14|
|Hershey (AHL, including playoffs)||93||29||47||76||61|
One last note of interest to geeks like me - per the team (thanks, Paul), Andrew Gordon will wear "A. Gordon" on his nameplate tonight, while Boyd Gordon will wear just "Gordon."