Travis Dermott could not have picked a better time to score his first goal as a member of the Vancouver Canucks.
Playing in only his 13th game since being acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs prior to the trade deadline, Dermott capitalized on a perfect feed by Brock Boeser to tie Tuesday’s game against the Ottawa Senators with 13:13 to play in regulation.
Boeser and Quinn Hughes picked up the assist on Dermott’s second goal of the season (and his first point as a Canuck), which evened the score at 3–3.
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Dermott’s goal put an end to the Senators’ run of three consecutive tallies. Alex Formenton scored twice and Parker Kelly added a goal of his own to put Ottawa up 3–2 early in the third period after J.T. Miller and Boeser made it 2–0 Canucks in the opening frame.
The Canucks originally acquired Dermott from the Maple Leafs in exchange for a 2022 third-round pick on March 20. Dermott played the first 255 regular-season games of his NHL career in a Maple Leafs sweater, scoring 12 goals and 52 points; he had one goal and five points in 43 games with the Leafs this season prior to the trade.
Dermott’s goal helped the Canucks get a crucial point out of Tuesday’s game, but ex-Canuck Adam Gaudette ultimately scored the shootout winner to seal a 4–3 victory for Ottawa.