Ference presents Norwood teen with Bruins' coat of honor
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Former Bruins fan favorite, Andrew Ference gave away the team's coat of honor to a Norwood teenager who has proved his strength and his love of the game.
Matt Brown, a Norwood High School hockey player was paralyzed after he was hit on the ice during a game in 2010.
Brown wore the Bruins’ "army ranger" jacket, awarded to the Bruins player of the game during the playoffs.
Former Bruins defenseman, Andrew Ference, gave Matt the jacket and tweeted, "This jacket represents a lot of great things. I couldn't think of a more worthy final recipient than you, bud."
"All the breath in my body just left. I was completely shocked. I saw it on TV, just thinking of who has worn this jersey is crazy, and I can add my name to that,” Brown said.
Matt is undergoing another back surgery Friday, and said it’s amazing that Ference would take the time to see him, while he's busy preparing to move to Edmonton.
Matt also said he considers Ference a dear friend.