By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pierre-Olivier Joseph wasted no time scoring his first point in the National Hockey League.
In his first game with the Penguins and the first game in the NHL, Joseph logged a template.
The 21-year-old defender made his NHL debut in the Penguins’ 4-3 comeback win over New York Rangers on Friday night.
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Joseph was awarded the third star of the game and received high praise from Penguin head coach Mike Sullivan.
Sullivan said, “I thought he had a great first game in the NHL. He was skating. He made some nice subtle pieces to help us get out of our end. He defended hard and played within himself. “
Coach Sullivan on PO Joseph: “I thought he had a great first game in the NHL. He skated. He played some nice, subtle games to help us get out of our end. He defended hard and played within himself even.”
– Pens in the scoop (@PensInsideScoop) January 23, 2021
Joseph was acquired in a deal with the Arizona Coyotes in 2019 and played in the American Hockey League at Wilkes-Barre / Scranton last season.
The penguins will compete against the Rangers again on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the PPG Paints Arena.