Bruins’ Frederic gets in furious fight in first NHL game

Sometimes you introduce yourself to new teammates with a hilarious joke. Maybe you’re lucky and/or skilled enough to score a goal.

In the case of Trent Frederic of the Boston Bruins, he raised some eyebrows – and left his parents hooting and hollering – by dropping the gloves for a furious fight with Brandon Tanev of the Winnipeg Jets.

Quite a way to make a name for yourself in your first NHL game, huh?

The Bruins selected Frederic with the 29th pick of the 2016 NHL Draft. The 20-year-old generated 10 goals and 17 points in 37 games in 2018-19 for the AHL’s Providence Bruins.

Looking at Hockey Fights’ listings, this marked Tanev’s fourth NHL fight (while he’s also had one bout in the AHL).

Tough night for Tanev overall:

The Jets ended up beating the Bruins 4-3 via a shootout.

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

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