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Josiah Slavin Makes Immediate Impact in Blackhawks Debut

Fresh off a Monday call-up from the AHL Rockford IceHogs, Josiah Slavin certainly won't forget his first NHL contest.
Josiah Slavin Blackhawks NHL Debut

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On Thursday night, Josiah Slavin made his NHL debut for the Chicago Blackhawks. Any pro sports debut is exciting, but the 22-year-old forward made it even more memorable with a huge play at a crucial time.

With his team down one goal in the latter stages of the third period, Slavin entered the zone and shielded the puck for a bit. He sliced through multiple Washington Capitals defenders, pulled the puck to the half-wall, and fed a perfect pass to the trailing Seth Jones.

The result? Josiah Slavin's first NHL point, a primary assist, set up the tying goal as Jones ripped home a wicked wrister.

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This scoring play came with Chicago trailing late after allowing the Capitals to take the lead just 57 seconds into the third period. The Blackhawks went on to win a shootout thriller by a final score of 4-3. To say Slavin's setup was important would be an understatement.

Fresh off a Monday call-up from the AHL Rockford IceHogs, Slavin certainly won't forget his first NHL contest.