RALEIGH, N.C. (CBS) — On Wednesday, we told you about Winnetka native Jack Drury helping the Chicago Wolves to their best start in franchise history.
Just 24 hours after that report, the Carolina Hurricanes called up Drury to make his NHL debut.READ MORE: Chicago Has 'Formally Passed The Omicron Peak' As New COVID-19 Infections Decline, Hospitalizations Level Off, Top Doc Says
Drury wasted no time making his mark – scoring in his first NHL game to give the Canes a lead on the Detroit Red Wings. His dad, Ted, and the family were right there in the audience.READ MORE: No Changes To Chicago Travel Advisory; Every State Remains On The List For 3rd Week In A Row
“A lot of people helped me get to this point, so I’m grateful for all of them – and more importantly happy to get a 3-2 lead going into the second,” Drury said. “I was coming in and I was just hoping KK (Jesperi Kotkaniemi) would get it to me; made an awesome pass. I was thinking about making a move for a second, but I thought, just shoot it – and I was able to get the rebound.”MORE NEWS: 15-Year-Old Killed, Five Other Juveniles Wounded In Trio Of Shootings In Chicago On Tuesday
Drury’s father, Ted, also played in the NHL. But it took Ted Drury until his 10th game to score.