Usually sticking to standard cliches and ever-boring talking points, hockey players often take heat from media and fans alike as they've collectively garnered the reputation of being, maybe, the worst postgame interviews there is in professional sports.
Vancouver Canucks rookie Brock Boeser added another gem to the NHL's collection of mundane post-gamers when he beautifully dropped "you know" 45 times in a three-minute interview on Saturday.
You'll have to cut the 20-year-old some slack on this one, though, as a whirlwind weekend for the 2015 Canucks first-rounder surely left him all but speechless. Boeser was playing for NCAA powerhouse North Dakota in its final game of the season on Friday, and returned to campus immediately following the team's double overtime loss. He signed an entry-level deal with the Canucks early Saturday morning, before flying out to meet the team in Minnesota (his home state) where he was in the lineup for his first-ever NHL game that evening.
His on-ice career with Vancouver couldn't have gotten off to a better start, as Boeser topped off his insane weekend by scoring his first NHL goal in his first game—the game-winner, no less—in a 4-2 Canucks win over the Wild in front of family and friends.
The No. 23 overall pick in 2015, and a top-three prospect in Vancouver's system, put up 94 points in 74 games during two seasons at North Dakota, including a freshman campaign that saw Boeser finish third in the nation in points in 2015-16.
With perfect postgame and interview etiquette within his grasps, the newest Canucks forward is already fitting into the the NHL culture perfectly off the ice, too.