Blackhawks forward David Kampf said his 23rd birthday was the “best day of his life” after scoring his first-ever NHL goal in Chicago’s 2-1 win over the Jets. It might be hard for him to top this in the future.
Through interpreting from Jan Rutta, David Kampf said it was the best day of his life to score his first goal on his birthday. #Blackhawks— Eric Lear (@BHTVeric) January 13, 2018
Kampf, an undrafted free agent signee by the Blackhawks in the spring of 2017, has carved out a spot on the third line with Artem Anisimov on injured reserve. He had three assists in his last five games, but his breakout multi-point performance naturally waited until Friday.
Here’s the goal that gave the Blackhawks the lead for good over the Jets.
David Kampf with his first NHL goal pic.twitter.com/IlRw0kASQ3— Lucas (@DontBeSaad20) January 13, 2018
And here’s the happy birthday boy:
When I turned 23 years old, I was probably sitting in my parents’ basement playing NHL 15. Here’s to Kampf’s slightly more impressive celebration.