Sergey Kostenko's celebratory game puck from his first pro win on Friday.

so sick))))) (Photo credit: @kostenkosergey1)

Three months after having surgery to repair his wonky shoulder, Washington Capitals 7th-round pick Sergey Kostenko made his professional debut for the Reading Royals on Friday. And it went about as well as you’d expect. The 20-year-old Novokuznetsk-native made 25 saves and picked up the victory, despite showing some rustiness in the third period where he allowed three goals in seven minutes. The best part of Kostenko’s debut however, came in the second period when he picked up a secondary assist on a goal by Yannick Tifu. Um, awesome. Do all Russian goaltenders have offensive upside like this?

Anyways, help us congratulate Sergey on his big night by shooting him a nice tweet here: @kostenkosergey1!



  • Sepia-toned Twitter photo FTW!

  • Feds

    I think MHL is a pro league too because its teams are affiliated to KHL clubs.

  • I made the two hour trip up to Reading from Baltimore last night. What a great game. Kostenko looked good in net. The third period was filled with multiple fights which lead to long power plays so Kostenko definitely had some challenges. I definitely see him making some noise the next few years in the Capitals organization.