Hockey fans love fights.
And NHL mother and father seemingly love fights even extra.
NESN cameras caught Bob and Gaye Frederic applauding wildly and excitedly superior-fiving each and every other soon after their son, Trent, handily received his battle with Winnipeg Jets forward Brandon Tanev during his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.
Tanev, who experienced 3 previous fights in the NHL, challenged Frederic as he pulled him away from Jets defenseman Tyler Myers through a net-entrance scrum late in the second interval. And Frederic, 20, who experienced four fights in the American Hockey League, obliged.
The battle failed to past prolonged. Right after they broke cost-free, Tanev took a swing and skipped and skipped all over again. But the 6-2, 203 Frederic received in 10 or 11 punches prior to getting Tanev down to the ice.
His mother and father, unnecessary to say, were being impressed. Bob pumped his fist and superior-fived people all-around him. He and Gaye attempted and skipped when striving to high-5 each and every other.
Comprehensible. They were being fairly energized.
Frederic, a St. Louis indigenous, is extra than a fighter. He was an alternate captain at the University of Wisconsin, where by he scored 32 plans more than two seasons. He was taken in the first spherical (29th over-all) in the 2016 draft.
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He experienced four factors in his past 3 online games with the Providence (R.I.) Bruins prior to he was recalled on Monday.
He played Tuesday on a line with David Backes, with whom he experienced a photo taken when he was 9.
“I was receiving my toes wet, and it just lived up to the hoopla of my first NHL activity,” he instructed reporters. “It was a lot of exciting.”
But the battle is what designed his debut memorable.
And hockey followers, who enjoy fights, gave him a standing ovation as he left the ice.