He logged 160 points and scored 54 goals in four years of varsity competition on the Freehold Township blue line, including a single-season career high 24 tallies a season ago as a senior, but Julian Kislin’s latest marker made for a milestone moment in the young pivot’s junior hockey career when he lit the lamp for the Youngstown Phantoms on Monday night for the first time.
Kislin’s first career United States Hockey League (USHL) goal opened the scoring in a tilt with the Muskegon Lumberjacks, and the Freehold Township alum added two assists to his stat line, leading the Phantoms to an eventual 3-1 victory, ultimately earning USHL Player of the Week honors on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Kislin – who made the rounds in his youth hockey days, skating with the Mercer Chiefs (2013-2014), Team Comcast (2015), New Jersey Jr. Titans (2016) and North Jersey Avalanche (2017), before signing his National Letter of Intent to compete at the NCAA level with Northeastern University last fall – now has four points and a +3 rating in 10 games for the Phantoms, and you can see his first career USHL goal below.
Julian Kislin goes bar down for his 1st USHL goal pic.twitter.com/egtsmci8MC
— USHL (@USHL) November 12, 2017