Ben Harpur is looking earn a contract during his professional tryout with the Columbus Blue Jackets, and throwing the gloves aside and fighting is one of the best ways to get noticed. In this case, however, Harpur may have been better off keeping his equipment intact and heading to the bench. Pittsburgh AHLer Jamie Devane looks like a beast, and he hit Harpur with more than one clean punch. The final one might be difficult to watch for some.
Per reports, Harpur sustained an upper-body injury and traveled with the team back to Columbus.
Devane has gone more than eight years without an NHL game, having last played for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2013-14. In his last 53 AHL games, he has just one point, which might explain his lack of NHL playing time.
That said, the guy can clearly fight.