Brady Keeper has impactful NHL debut

Florida Panthers forward Brady Keeper is all smiles as he made history by becoming the first Pimicikamak Cree Nation player to play in the NHL. (Submitted Photo)

By Neil Becker Sports Writer Following what was a strong NHL debut with the Florida Panthers defenceman Brady Keeper called it “A dream come true.” Keeper who is 22 years-old made NHL history when on Thursday March 21st, he became the first ever from Pimicikamak Cree Nation to play an NHL game. “It’s a dream come true,” Keeper said following what was a March 28th 5-2 road win against the Ottawa Senators. “I’ve got no words to explain how I feel. I’m just happy my parents and my whole family came down and got to see me play.” It’s been quite a magical ride for the undrafted University of Maine defenceman who saw 12:40 of ice time where he made his presence known in delivering a couple of big body…

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