Surrey’s Jujhar Khaira (right) has been one of the best Edmonton Oilers over the last month. (File photo)

Surrey’s Jujhar Khaira registers first two-goal game of NHL career

The Edmonton Oilers forward has nine points in 16 games this season

Surrey’s impact in the NHL seems to be growing this season.

The most recent impact was felt in goal. Two local netminders took over as starting goaltenders due to injuries within the last couple of weeks.

One of them, Laurent Brossoit, watched his teammate Jujhar Khaira play in a memorable game yesterday.

Against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night, Khaira registered the first two-goal game of his career in the NHL during a 6-2 win.

The 23-year-old from Surrey has cemented his place in the NHL this season with the Edmonton Oilers. Although the team from Alberta’s capital has been playing below expectations thus far, Khaira has been a bright spot for the organization.

During the beginning of the season, Khaira was not often used by head coach Todd McLellan. He sat as a healthy scratch after failing to register a point during his first six games of the season.

Khaira only played more than ten minutes in one of those six games. During the Oilers game against the Canucks on Oct. 7th, Khaira played a season-low 5:00 minutes.

After scoring his first goal of the season against the Washington Capitals on Nov. 12th, the Surrey native has been one of the best Edmonton Oilers.

Khaira has five goals and nine points in his last ten games, and he’s seen his average ice time creep up towards the 14-minute mark.

He has as many points as Leon Draisaitl during that time span, despite playing in four fewer games.

His two-goal performance comes on the weekend where he will be featured on national TV, with Rogers Hometown Hockey making a stop in Surrey.

The feature will talk about him and his brother Sahvan, and their rise as two of Surrey’s standout hockey players. The 19-year-old Sahvan is currently a defenceman with the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL.

Aside from the feature, Khaira’s Oilers will face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of the Hometown Hockey broadcast.



trevor.beggs@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook and follow Trevor on Twitter

Just Posted

Achieving for Delta could implement big changes with council majority, school board votes

George Harvie gained strong support from North Delta voters on Oct. 20

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

White Rock Computer Club teaches the way of the future

From cat memes to security, the club has been teaching internet for the past 20 years

UPDATED: George Harvie wins race for Delta mayor

Harvie’s Achieving for Delta slate also took 4 of 6 seats on council and 3 of 7 seats on school board

White Rock mayor-elect to focus on water, communication, OCP

Mayor-elect Darryl Walker says he doesn’t drink White Rock’s tap water

Voting set to start in B.C. proportional representation referendum

Two-part ballots now being mailed to all registered voters

Harry and Meghan travel in different style on Australia tour

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day seven of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.

AP Exclusive: Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair, thesis for sale

The online auction features 22 items from Hawking, including his doctoral thesis on the origins of the universe, with the sale scheduled for 31 October and 8 November.

In Khashoggi case: Saudi calls, ‘body double’ after killing

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called the son of Jamal Khashoggi, the kingdom announced early Monday, to express condolences for the death of the journalist killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul by officials that allegedly included a member of the royal’s entourage.

Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur waives right to preliminary hearing

Bruce McArthur, a 67-year-old self-employed landscaper, has been ordered to stand trial on eight counts of first-degree murder.

N.B. village faces backlash after council raises ‘straight flag’

Chipman Mayor Carson Atkinson says the flag met the village council’s criteria because it “recognizes, accepts and respects the rights of individuals under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”

5 to start your day

Surrey’s new mayor has big promises to keep, a crash claims a life of Fraser Valley man

B.C. oncologist changing the face of breast cancer treatment

Dr. Juanita Crook, a Kelowna oncologist, has seen 100 per cent success using brachytherapy to treat breast cancer in some patients.

Canada Post strikes leaves small shops in the lurch as holidays approach: CFIB

Rotating strikes began in Victoria, Edmonton, Halifax and Windsor

Most Read