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Jake DeBrusk's dad gets emotional after son's first NHL goal

Ty Anderson
October 06, 2017 - 1:48 am

Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk is the son of former NHL toughguy Louie DeBrusk, a man that totaled over 1,100 minutes in his NHL career. 

But Louie's eyes watered from anybody but a punch to the nose after he witnessed his son score the first goal of his NHL career. 

"Well he’s known as a tough guy but I heard that there were some tears coming from him," the 20-year-old DeBrusk joked after the win. "So it’s a very emotional time, but I’ll be chirping him for a couple of years to come. That’s for sure."

In an NHL introduction that came with a goal, assist, and four shots on goal in just 14:05 of time on ice, DeBrusk couldn't deny the importance of his dad and family making the trip to Boston. 

"It means a lot. He took a red eye here with the family, got in early with family, took a nap, came to the game," said DeBrusk. "It’s one of those things that I’m very fortunate and lucky. Obviously, everyone’s got different family things going on, but I was lucky enough for them to come and lucky enough to score when they were here. So it’s one of those things that I guess was meant to be, and something I’ll never forget."

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