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11/18/2014 01:51 pm ET

Hockey Dad Has A Good Cry After Son Makes Killer NHL Debut

You go ahead and cry, proud hockey dad.

After San Jose Sharks goaltender Troy Grosenick recorded a shutout in his NHL debut Sunday, his father, Scott, was shown tearing up in the stands.

Grosenick's parents, who made the trip to Raleigh, North Carolina, from Milwaukee to cheer on the rookie, saw one amazing effort: Grosenick stopped 45 shots in the Sharks' 2-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, Deadspin reports. The player's fiancée and other family members were also there.

According to Sports Illustrated, Grosenick was a "longshot" to make the NHL. He signed with the Sharks as an undrafted free agent in April 2013 and had spent all his time in the minors before Sharks backup goalie Alex Stalock underwent knee surgery.

Grosenick waited two games on the Sharks' bench before finally getting his chance at the big-time. And his father, who recalled his son vomiting at his first practice at age 5 because he was so sick, was there to see it.

"I was just happy for him, knowing the process he's gone through ever since he was first on the ice," Scott Grosenick told the San Jose Mercury News. "I tend to show my emotions. It just happens."

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