Reese Johnson answered the call to drop the gloves.

Published October 6, 2023 at 4:02
BY RYAN
     
There's nothing quite like a good scrap between two NHL players to ignite the crowd and energize the teams during a game. Typically, these altercations are triggered by a hard hit or a questionable play by one player, prompting the other to take strong exceptions and seek to settle the score.

Such an incident unfolded recently when the Chicago Blackhawks faced off against the Minnesota Wild in a preseason game. During this matchup, Blackhawks forward Reese Johnson found himself on the receiving end of a hit delivered by Connor Dewar.


Following the hit, both Reese and Dewar decided they had had enough and dropped their gloves. They engaged in a spirited exchange of blows, resulting in a solid bout that saw both men sent to the penalty box. This skirmish not only set off celebrations on both benches but also garnered a rousing response from the crowd at the United Center.


In the 2022-2023 season, Johnson played in 57 games, tallying four goals, two assists, and accumulating 38 penalty minutes. He is expected to continue playing a role in the Blackhawks' bottom six as the team remains committed to its rebuilding phase this year.
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