Montreal Canadiens rookie Arber Xhekaj continues to make a name for himself, dropping the gloves yet again; this time against Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry.
After a dominating game by the Canadiens against the potent Jets, it seemed like frustration was going bubble to the top.
With just a few minutes left in the game, Arber Xhekaj got into a scuffle late into the third period with just a few minutes left in the game.
He emerged from the tussle with Adam Lowry wrapped around him and the two eventually dropped the gloves.
Xhekaj showed his opponent why he’s developed such a strong reputation as of late, by serving Lowry some haymakers.
The rugged defenceman topped off an exciting fight by grabbing the crest on his jersey, showing fans his love and admiration for the team he represents.
Xhekaj with a spirited tilt against Lowry.
Decision for the Sheriff, and he lets everyone know what team he reps afterwards. pic.twitter.com/WCGocXg7Xv
— Matt Drake (@DrakeMT) January 18, 2023
He’s taken on all comers so far this season, with Pat Maroon, Nick Deslauriers, Zack Kassian and more. At no point has Xhekaj ever chosen to pick on a smaller player or needlessly chase after a fight.
The enforcers of the NHL seem to all gravitate toward him, and Arber Xhekaj isn’t one to back down from a challenge since joining the Montreal Canadiens.
Xhekaj has had himself quite the season so far, as he currently leads the NHL rookie defenceman with five goals.
He’s also the most penalized rookie in the NHL at the moment, and has taken part in seven fights as of Tuesday night.
He’s quickly burgeoning into one of the league’s most physical and punishing defenceman and is one of the biggest surprises of the season in the NHL.
See the rest of Arber Xhekaj’s fights this season: