WHERE CAN I GET A JUJHAR KHAIRA JERSEY????pic.twitter.com/WkKedUlbyg
— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) January 17, 2017
Edmonton Oilers forward Jujhar Khaira scored his first National Hockey League goal versus the Arizona Coyotes Monday night.
Furthermore, the 22-year-old’s goal would stand to be the eventual game-winner. Helping Edmonton in a 3-1 win to leap over the San Jose Sharks in the Pacific Division standings.
The Surrey, British Columbia native became the third person of Punjabi descent to play in the NHL. Adding another name to the list of minorities to have broken a barrier to score their first goal.
Hockey still has barriers to break when it comes to minorities but seeing players like Khaira will only help. Eventually becoming a normality in the future with the growing presence of minority hockey players in the NHL.