Vancouver Canucks rookie Brock Boeser did more in a single afternoon than most of his fellow 20-year olds do all day!
On the same day Boeser signed a three-year entry level contract with the Canucks, he took the ice for their showdown with the Minnesota Wild. Boeser made a very good first impression with his new job, scoring his first career NHL goal in the second period to give Vancouver a 3-0 lead.
Oh, did we mention that Boeser is native of Burnsville, Minnesota???
Further more, Boeser’s goal turned out to be the game winner, as the Wild were able to add a pair of third period goal before Vancouver held on for the 4-2 final score. Boeser is fresh off two very successful years at the University of North Dakota….and, man, do we mean fresh! Partaking in the NCAA’s hockey playoffs, Boeser, Vancouver’s top pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, partook in North Dakota’s double overtime loss to Boston University last night. After signing his deal in the morning, driven to the airport by his coach Brad Berry, he was put the lineup, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Just your typical weekend in college, I guess!