Kevan Miller made his NHL debut at TD Garden on Thursday night, as Adam McQuaid was still sidelined by a lower-body injury.
McQuaid watched the game from the press box, as Miller suited up in the Spoked-B, playing just shy of 18:00 and being used in all situations on the ice.
"I thought he played great," a smiling McQuaid was quick to say following the Bruins’ Friday practice at Ristuccia Arena. "Solid."
"I was saying to some of the other guys, that I don’t think he made a bad play, like he seemed to always find the right guy and the right option."
"So it’s always exciting for guys, to see them get their first game. I’m excited for him, and I think his family was here, so exciting for everyone."
How well does Adam remember what it was like heading into his first NHL game?
It came just about four years ago, on December 19, 2009.
"Yeah, I do. Well, I guess it wasnt that long ago, anyways," he laughed.
"It was in Toronto and I remember being exited and pretty nervous. All my family was there and my billet family that I played Sudbury in juniors."
"It was an exciting day and I’m sure if he plays that well in that first game, he’s got a bright future ahead of him."