After Bruins rookie Jake DeBrusk scored his first goal, his dad shed tears of joy

Fellow rookie Charlie McAvoy's dad was also present to witness his son's first goal.

The Bruins’ season opener against the Nashville Predators provided milestones for a pair of the team’s promising class of rookies. Both 20-year-old Jake DeBrusk and 19-year-old Charlie McAvoy scored their first NHL goals. In each case, their families were in the building to see the special moment.

DeBrusk, a 2015 first round draft pick, scored in his NHL debut:

His father, Louie DeBrusk, is a former player and NHL broadcaster. After the goal, the 46-year-old father wept a few proud tears:

McAvoy, who made his Bruins debut in the playoffs last season, also recorded his first goal in the game:


McAvoy’s parents, like DeBrusk’s, were ecstatic: