After signing an Entry-Level Contract with Ottawa Senators just two weeks ago, Cochrane's Jacob Bernard-Docker suited up for his first NHL game last night when the Ottawa senators went head to head with the Winnipeg Jets.
Following a league-mandated seven-day quarantine period, Bernard-Docker made his NHL debut Wednesday night, when he stepped in for the Sens' injured defenceman Nikita Zaitsev.
While the Jets came out on top last night with a 3-2 win over the Senators, It's fair to say, it was a night that Jacob Bernard-Docker will never forget.
The 20-year-old, with roots in Canmore, resided in Cochrane and attended Springbank's Edge School, along with younger brother Seth and sister Island, and he played for the Okotoks Oilers for the 2016 - 2017 season.
In 2020 he suited up for Team Canada, helping bring home a gold for the nation at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.
Bernard-Docker was selected in the first round, 26th overall, by the Senators in the 2018 NHL Entry draft.