Parents often have a lot to say about their teenagers, and Matthew Poitras doesn’t necessarily get a free pass even if he’s playing in the National Hockey League now.
The Boston Bruins forward earned his place with the big club at just 19 years old, and it seems the Ontarian needs a few months to adjust in terms of his personal life. His father, Phil, also had fun shooting a few friendly arrows at his son.
“Fun fact about Matt: Even after he made the Bruins lineup, he still seems to depend on my wife and me. The car he has is ours. He tends not to pay insurance. I’m even surprised he pays for the gas, to be honest. That describes him well,” Mr. Poitras said, smiling, in a video shared by the Bruins’ X account.
Phil Poitras participated in his father’s first trip with the Boston team. They faced the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night in Florida.
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The young center did not register among the scorers, but he entered the season well with four goals and the same number of assists in 17 games.