Joel Farabee dangles defenseman, makes goalie look silly for first professional goal in debut

What a beauty.

The Philadelphia Flyers elected to send Joel Farabee to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the AHL to start the season, which was disappointing after his strong training camp and preseason. However, Farabee isn’t dwelling on it — at least if his goal on Friday night was any indication.

The top prospect made his professional hockey debut in style at the PPL Center with the Phantoms.

Early in the second period, with the Phantoms already up 2-1, Farabee went to work.

Phil Myers sent a great breakout pass to a streaking Farabee, who did the rest.

Farabee made a great move around the defenseman before faking out the goaltender to score his first professional goal in his pro debut.


What a goal by No. 28.

There’s sure to be more where that came from for Farabee. The¬†2019 National Rookie of the Year had 17 goals and 19 assists for 36 points in 37 games with Boston University last season.

Farabee just missed the cut to make the Flyers roster to start the season, but he’s bound to get the call at some point. This first goal is a great start for the winger.


Photo credit: @LVPhantoms on Twitter

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