Bruins forward John Beecher's first career NHL game was an eventful one.
The most memorable moment came in the third period when Boston's fourth-line center hit Blackhawks center Cole Guttman from behind along the boards. Chicago forward Jason Dickinson then challenged Beecher to a fight and the 22-year-old rookie obliged.
Beecher took a few good shots but did land a right hook toward the end of the scrap.
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Check out the fight in the video below:
Beecher was penalized two minutes for boarding Guttman. Dickinson, in addition to a five-minute major penalty for fighting, was given a two-minute minor for instigating and a 10-minute misconduct.
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The Bruins selected Beecher in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft. He made the team with a strong showing in training camp and the preseason. The University of Michigan product has good size at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, and he's not afraid to throw his weight around when needed.
The hope for the Bruins is that Beecher can provide some offense for the bottom-six forward group in addition to killing penalties and playing a physical game.