Trent Frederic produced a couple of impressions in his NHL debut Tuesday night.
The previous University of Wisconsin men’s hockey centre sent them continuously with his proper fist.
Frederic — and his parents — went viral on hockey Twitter Tuesday night for a 2nd-interval combat in his very first game with the Boston Bruins.
The Winnipeg Jets’ Brandon Tanev wanted a piece of the rookie just after a couple of cross-checks were being exchanged just after a whistle, and Frederic dropped the gloves.
That was a fairly crystal clear victory for Frederic, a 20-12 months-old who was named up from the Bruins’ American Hockey League group in Providence on Monday.
Trent Frederic. You should not mess with him.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 30, 2019
Frederic’s parents, Gaye and Bob, beloved what they observed from the TD Garden seats.
But that errant fist pump/substantial five was cringeworthy.
Trent Frederic, on his parents’ skipped substantial-five: “That was difficult. We will have them operate on that.”
— Matt Porter (@mattyports) January 30, 2019
Playing on a line with his boyhood job design, David Backes, Frederic experienced two shots on objective to go with his five penalty minutes in 8:29 of ice time, all at even power. He received 4 of seven faceoffs in the Bruins’ 4-3 shootout reduction to the Jets.
In 37 video games for Providence this season, Frederic experienced 10 objectives and seven assists. He scored 32 objectives in 66 video games above two seasons for the Badgers prior to signing a pro deal final March.
Frederic’s previous UW linemate, Luke Kunin, was the final Badgers player to make an NHL debut when he did so for the Minnesota Wild final season.