In honor of JG Pageau’s birthday, let’s watch this hilarious moment from Game 2 of the series against the Florida Panthers.
It’s JG Pageau’s birthday! He’s celebrating his 28th birthday, and is set to play his first year of a six-year extension with the Islanders this season. Earlier this week, we found out that Pageau was extremely excited to come to the Island.
According to Pageau, he accepted the first offer that Lou Lamoriello sent his way. Granted, it was a lucrative one, but the Islanders and Pageau clearly both wanted the relationship to continue beyond this year.
In seven regular-season games, Pager scored two goals and then took his game to the next level in the playoffs. He netted eight goals in 22 games for the Isles, with a couple of notable clutch ones along the way.
During the Islanders’ first series, the play-in round against Florida, there was a rather funny moment between Pageau and Brian Boyle. It was the end of the second period, were carrying a 3-2 lead at the time.
There was a scrap after a roughing penalty from Florida’s Boyle. Well, JG Pageau standing at five-foot-10 (generous) according to Hockey Reference stood up to six-foot-six Brian Boyle.
Pageau was going for the old flinch trick against the much bigger Brian Boyle. It didn’t work but it was still a pretty hysterical moment. The optics of the size difference will never not be funny while watching this.
In only 29 games with the Isles, JG has cemented himself as a fan favorite with the fans. He’s easy to root for as he does everything well and just plays the game the right way. Fans appreciate that sort of thing from players, that’s why Casey Cizikas is so well-liked too.
Well, happy birthday JG! Hope you have a good one and I’m certainly looking forward to the next six years.