Wild's Matt Boldy scores first career goal in NHL debut vs. hometown Bruins in front of family

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Matt Boldy is returning to Minnesota with a representation that's adjacent much peculiar than earning a triumph successful his NHL debut. 

During the 2nd play of Wild's 3-2 triumph implicit the Bruins connected Thursday night, Boldy scored his archetypal vocation goal as his household cheered him connected from the stands astatine TD Garden. He scored off a give-and-go provender from Marcus Foligno successful beforehand of the Boston net. The extremity proved to beryllium the game-winner.

Boldy, 20, was astatine location playing successful Boston. He is from Milford, Mass., and played collegiately for Boston College. The forward led the Eagles with 23 points and 15 assists during the 2020-21 play and tied for the squad pb with 8 goals.

"Really exciting. Everything I could person dreamed of, for sure," Boldy said postgame.

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The Wild's societal media accounts had immoderate amusive celebrating Boldy's accomplishment and the "special trip," and shared a photograph of the rookie smiling and holding the puck from the goal. 

The Wild selected Boldy with the 12th wide prime successful 2019 NHL Draft. He was the past top-20 prime of the people to marque his debut successful the league.

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Minnesota called up Boldy and Marco Rossi from the Iowa Wild, Minnesota's AHL affiliate successful Des Moines, Iowa, connected Tuesday. Over the past 2 seasons with Iowa, Boldy had 28 points (10 goals, 18 assists) successful 24 games.

Boldy besides played for Team USA successful the 2021 World Junior Championship. He had seven points successful 7 games (five goals, 2 assists).

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