For a smaller player who absorbed a ton of grief for failing to do a pull-up, Calgary Flames forward Sam Bennett sure has been able to … “stand up for himself” lately.
The most dramatic example came a week ago, when he shrugged off a significant size disadvantage and engaged in a bloody fight with Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba.
You can see that big check above this post’s headline and the Trouba fight below:
It all points to a remarkably feisty side to the under-sized player. You almost wonder if, at some point, Bennett soaked in the sort of speech that Jeremy Roenick received from Mike Keenan.
Either way, the last week serves as a reminder for opponents: Bennett might be a lightweight, but he shouldn’t be taken lightly.