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Lantzville goalie Dylan Ferguson makes NHL debut with Las Vegas Golden Knights

19-year-old makes relief appearance in loss to Edmonton Oilers

Dylan Ferguson’s dream of playing goal in the NHL has come true.

The 19-year-old Lantzville native made his NHL debut with the Las Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night in an 8-2 loss against the Edmonton Oilers.

“It’s every kid’s dream to be in that net as a goaltender. It’s really surreal. I am at a loss of words,” Ferguson said in an post-game interview with Golden Knights public relations.

Ferguson replaced Maxime Lagace with 9:44 left to go in the game and the Golden Knights trailing the Oilers 7-1 in Edmonton. Ferguson allowed one goal on two shots, with Mark Letestu’s power-play goal finding the back of the net.

Ferguson’s appearance in an NHL game was highly unlikely only a few months ago. After being drafted by the Dallas Stars this past June, Ferguson began the year with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League. He was later traded by Dallas to Las Vegas and a series of injuries to Golden Knights goalies Marc-Andre Fleury, Malcolm Subban and Oscar Dansk resulted in the Lantzville native being called up earlier this month.

Ferguson is a little closer home today. The Golden Knights are in Vancouver preparing for their upcoming game against the Canucks on Thursday night at Rogers Arena.

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