The trial for a Calgary Flames prospect charged with assault got underway Monday.
Michael Ferland faces an aggravated assault and common assault charge following a fight outside a Cochrane bar in July, 2012.
When RCMP responded to the disturbance call, they found a man had been pushed to the ground.
Officers said at the time another man who tried to assist the victim was struck in the face and knocked unconscious, sufering a fractured orbital bone.
The left-winger from Swan River, Man. has denied any wrong-doing.
The jury trial is set to last two weeks in a Calgary courtroom.