The first year can be a rough one for rookies. They get the grunt work. They get razzled by their new teammates. Most importantly, they are not shown special treatment on the ice. Here are some notable throwdowns given to rookies last season.
Rookie Jeff Skinner takes one from Steve Bernier, to which his teammates quickly respond. God, I love hockey.
Casey Borer may have been the one to bleed in this fight, but you have to respect the play from this rookie.
Talk about the rookie treatment delivered to Logan Couture. Ouch.
What did our Charlotte Checkers think of the rookies this year?