As the second pick of the 2017 NHL Draft, Nolan Patrick was already bound to excite Philadelphia Flyers fans.
Still, there are certain ways to endear yourself to a fan base, and dropping the gloves – particularly against a solid rival like the Boston Bruins – is a solid way to do so. Patrick might have earned some kudos in that regard, then, as he engaged in his first NHL fight with David Krejci.
Check out the bout in the video above this post’s headline.
Now, if you don’t count this because the fists flew in the preseason, then consider this an audition for his first fight. Either way, it’s a scrap between two unlikely foes, so enjoy.