BOSTON — There are few better ways to win over Boston Bruins fans than with a good, old-fashioned hockey fight.
And Trent Frederic certainly made one heck of a first impression.
The rookie forward, playing in his NHL debut Tuesday night against the Winnipeg Jets at TD Garden, dropped the gloves with Brandon Tanev following a net-front skirmish in the closing minutes of the second period.
Spoiler alert, the 20-year-old from St. Louis can throw absolute haymakers.
The rook landed a couple major right hands on Tanev, working the Jets forward with under-over moves, and getting the takedown. He got several fistbumps from the Bruins faithful as he headed down the tunnel.