Conor McGregor makes surprise NHL appearance, drops puck before Bruins vs. Blue Jackets

Conor McGregor made an unexpected NHL appearance for St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday.

The Irish UFC fighter dropped the puck ahead of a matchup between the Bruins and Blue Jackets in Boston. He was accompanied by a flag and proceeded to shake the hands of players and hype up the crowd.

Although McGregor was arrested for allegedly damaging a fan’s cell phone in Miami earlier this week, he seemed to be in high spirits.

The Bruins entered Saturday enduring a three-game losing streak. The Blue Jackets had won their last two games before the contest.

But McGregor seemed to favor Boston, the second-place team in the Atlantic Division. It has posted a 42-20-9 record in 2018-19.