Kings’ Laferriere’s family goes insane during his first NHL fight!

He won his fight in his NHL debut.



Alex Laferriere made his NHL debut on Wednesday night for his Los Angeles Kings and his family was not going to miss it. The forward made sure to impress them as he got on top of Colorado Avalanche’s Logan O’Connor in a rousing fight during his team’s 5-2 loss.

It all started when Kings’ Pierre-Luc Dubois stuck out his knee to take out rival Fredrik Olofsson. Dubois was sent to the box for tripping, but right after the collision, a scrum ensued and eventually, Laferriere got into a heated scrap with O’Connor.

Big right-handers were thrown on both sides, but before long, the 21-year-old rookie got on top, landing more big punches, then slammed down O’Connor to the ice to end the tilt.

As Laferriere headed to the penalty box, he got a huge ovation from his family who was jumping with enthusiasm after the fight.

“The family loves it,” TNT play-by-play man Brendan Burke said on the broadcast. “Welcome to the National Hockey League, Alex Laferriere.”

Despite attending Harvard for two years where fighting is essentially banned in the NCAA, Laferriere looked like he knew what he was doing in this spirited brawl. He racked up 73 points for the Crimson, and in his NHL debut, on top of that heated scrap, Laferriere recorded four shots on goal and was also penalized for hooking.

A night he and his family will not forget any time soon!

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