So what did Mario Ferraro say to John Leonard after assisting on Leonard’s first NHL goal?
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) February 16, 2021
“We were all happy in the huddle, screaming,” Leonard said after the game, adding with a laugh, “Who knows what he was saying?”
Ferraro revealed to San Jose Hockey Now, “I think I said something like, ‘That’s perfect, eh?’”
John Leonard to @BretHedican, on college roommate Mario Ferraro assisting on his first NHL goal: "Wouldn't want it any other way."
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) February 16, 2021
And it was.
Perfect, however, isn’t how I’d describe John Leonard’s path to this moment. From enduring a 50-plus day road trip with the San Jose Sharks and Barracuda to not being able to share his first big-league moments in person with his family to being sent down after his NHL debut on Jan. 14, it’s been an unusual rookie campaign, to say the least.
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) February 17, 2021
San Jose Hockey Now caught up with Leonard last week, before his recall and first NHL goal.
We talked about hitting UMass teammate Cale Makar in a recent game. Leonard also revealed the toughest San Jose Sharks defenseman for him to beat at practice – the answer might surprise you. We also learned that Leonard might have crossed paths with Devan Dubnyk more than a decade ago. He also really loves blueberries!
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