Oilers Forward Pays Emotional Tribute To His Mom After His First NHL Goal

Published November 18, 2023 at 5:42 PM

Today an Oilers forward got his first NHL goal and used the moment to pay tribute to his mom.

Oilers Forward Scores His First NHL Goal

Today in the first period of the game between the Edmonton Oilers and Tampa Bay Lightning a monumental first happened for one Oiler. Forward James Hamblin scored the first goal of his NHL career.


As you might notice Hamblin immediately upon realizing he scored points to the sky. This turned out to be a tribute to his mom.

Hamblin Pays Tribute To His Mom

James Hamblin's mom passed away after a battle with cancer in 2017. Her presence was heavily on his mind as he scored and immediately pointed up toward the sky and said "I love you, mom".

What a moment for James Hamblin & his family.

Scores his first NHL goal and immediately taps his heart and looks skyward.

That was for his Mom, Gina. He lost his mother to cancer back in 2017. Incredibly touching. #Oilers

James Hamblin... who lost his Mom to cancer in 2017...scores his first NHL goal for the team he grew up cheering for.

Immediately points to the heavens... "I love you Mom!"

Losing such an important person can be a gut-wrenching experience that stays with a person for life. Hamblin's mother still is on his mind years after her passing and I'm sure would be immensely proud of her son's incredible accomplishments.

Our thoughts are with Hamblin on what is sure to be an amazing but emotional day for the family.
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Oilers Forward Pays Emotional Tribute To His Mom After His First NHL Goal

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