The Vegas Golden Knights made the call that would give prospect, Jonas Rondbjerg, the chance to play in a NHL game.
The Vegas Golden Knights made the call that sent Jack Dugan and Pavel Dorofeyev down to the AHL. After an underwhelming first game for the young prospects, the organization felt it was time they made the call to wing, Jonas Rondbjerg. However, how did he fare in his first game against the Kings?
Rondbjerg has never been the most productive player on the ice but, according to head coach Pete DoBoer, he’s earn his spot on merit and the camp he had thus far. After working his way back from an ACL tear he sustained, he’s finally getting a taste of NHL action against the Kings.
Takeaways from Jonas Rondbjerg
Jonas Rondbjerg is one of the more loved prospects in the Vegas organization. Rondbjerg was a third-round pick by the Knights in 2019, and he finally got to make his NHL debut. Being a dream come true for Rondbjerg and his family, it was said in his pre-game interview that his parents who live in Denmark will be up at 4:00am to watch him play in his first game. Despite the game being his best chance to show what he can do in front of the coaches, he was not very relevant.
Rondbjerg was able to see 10:30 minutes on the ice, and yet the only real upside is that his line was able to finish the game without allowing a goal. Rondbjerg was a very little factor to the Knights, but not necessarily a bad thing. There were very few people who were on the ice who didn’t mess up or become a part of a goal. Was it enough to keep him up in the NHL though? We’ll have to wait and see.