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FIGHT: First NHL Duel of The Season Ends With a Crazy Knockout

Published September 15, 2023 at 10:01 PM
BY JAMES CONNELLY

NHL prospect tournaments are underway and we have already seen the first knockout of the season.

First Knockout



We have already seen our first fight of the year with a Red Wings prospect and Stars prospect go toe to toe.




The fight was between Red Wings prospect Connor Punnett and Stars prospect Artem Grushnikov.


Punnett was originally undrafted but joined the Red Wings prospect team. Punnett is a 6'2" defenseman who scored 48 points in 66 OHL games last year. On top of this, he tacked on 109 PIMs.

Grushnikov was originally selected in the 2nd round of the 2021 draft by the Stars. A 6'1" defenseman, Grushnikov scored 17 points in 65 OHL games. He is more of a quiet shutdown defenseman and clearly not known for his fighting.

At the end of the day, Grushnikov got the last laugh as the Stars won 4-2.
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