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Brock Boeser's parents announce Canucks starting lineup prior to son's 1st NHL game (VIDEO)

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Rob Williams Mar 25, 2017 11:48 am 3,155

What a dream start to Brock Boeser’s NHL career. The 2015 first round pick by the Vancouver Canucks made his NHL debut on Saturday, just a day after his NCAA career came to an end.

Boeser, a Minnesota native, got to play his first game in his hometown in front of family and friends.

The moment was not lost on the Canucks, who put the 20-year-old in the starting lineup with Henrik and Daniel Sedin. And the people put in charge of reading the starting lineup to the team prior to the game? None other than Brock’s parents, Duke and Laurie.

“I had a few tears in my eyes when they brought [my parents] in cause I’m thankful for everything they’ve done for me,” Boeser told reporters after the game.

They might need to get Duke and Laurie out to games more often, as the Canucks had one of their most impressive performances in recent memory, beating the Minnesota Wild 4-2.

And Boeser? Well, he had a hell of game too.

The 6-foot-1, 191-pound winger had four shots and three hits in 12:44 of ice time (all at even strength). Oh yeah, he also scored the game winning goal and was named the first star.

“Dream come true,” Boeser said. “I couldn’t have drawn this up any better. And to score too, and have my family and friends here is special.”

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We’ll see what Boeser has for an encore on Sunday, when the Canucks head north to Winnipeg to play the Jets.


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Rob Williams
Man of the people, voice of the fans. Daily Hive Sports Editor.

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