AHL player one-times puck from mid-air for goal

Kyle Criscuolo and Matthew Ford of the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins connected for an incredible goal earlier this week when the team took on the Chicago Wolves.

The tally came about eight minutes into the first period when Ford sauced a pass around a defender toward Criscuolo, an undrafted rookie and former two-year captain at Harvard, who hit the puck out of mid-air and into the back of the net.

“I knew Fordo was going to pass that over, and once it was in the air I just decided I was shooting no matter what,” Criscuolo said of the goal. “I think timing was a little lucky there.”

With seven goals, 15 points and just two penalty minutes in 22 games, Criscuolo is the highest scoring rookie and third-leading scorer overall on the Griffins. Check out video below of the goal.

Check out video of the goal below:

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