TAMPA - Carter Verehaeghe made his NHL debut during the Tampa Bay Lightning season opening victory against the Florida Panthers on Thursday.
The 24-year-old who led the American Hockey League in scoring and tied for the lead in goals last season took the long route to reach his NHL dream. Three seasons ago he spent 16 games with the Missouri Mavericks in the East Coast Hockey League while one year later he was in his third organization in four years
Then there he was on Thursday, after earning a roster spot with a strong preseason and training camp, skating on a line with Yanni Gourde and Mat...
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