Matt Boldy returns to Minnesota with a memory that is even more exceptional than winning his NHL debut.
During the second third of the Wild 3-2 victory over the Bruins on Thursday night, Boldy scored his first goal of his career when his family encouraged him from the stands at TD Garden. He scored Marcus Foligno in front of Boston’s goal. The goal turned out to be the winner.
Boldy, 20, was at home and played in Boston. Hailing from Milford, Massachusetts, he played fellow for Boston College. The striker led the Eagles with 23 points and 15 assists in the 2020-21 season and compared the team’s lead with eight goals.
“Really exciting. Everything I could dream of, for sure,” Boldy said after the match.
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Wild’s social media accounts had a bit of fun celebrating Boldy’s success and “special trip” and shared a photo of a newcomer smiling and holding a puck from the goal.
The Wild picked Boldy 12th overall in the 2019 NHL Draft. He was the last of the top 20 in the class to make his league debut.
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Minnesota on Tuesday called Boldy and Marc Rossi of Iowa Wild, the Minnesota AHL branch in Des Moines, Iowa. Over the last two seasons in Iowa, Boldy has scored 28 points (10 goals, 18 assists) in 24 games.
Boldy also played for the USA at the Junior World Cup 2021. He scored seven points in seven matches (five goals, two assists).