Zane McIntyre's NHL debut holds extra significance due to when it's taking place.
The Boston Bruins rookie goalie took to the ice Wednesday in New York to play the Rangers as the NHL recognizes Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month.
McIntyre's mask, then, paid tribute to his grandmother, as well as some Bruins history.
The mask @ZanoInsano_29 will be rocking tonight for his first NHL start. pic.twitter.com/dZSBno58C0— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 27, 2016
The mask @ZanoInsano_29 will be rocking tonight for his first NHL start. pic.twitter.com/dZSBno58C0
McIntyre was drafted 165th overall by the Bruins in 2010.