On the Wrong End of a Slap Shot


Ever wondered what it would be like to be on the receiving end of a Shea Weber slap shot? He is without a doubt a great physical defenseman and an asset for the teams he plays on. It is also a given that there will be casualties when he loads up for a shot. His victims include opposing players and unsuspecting objects such as boards, nets, and sticks. At the 2015 All-Star Game, he had a slap shot hit 108.5 miles per hour. Imagine trying to block a shot with that kind of velocity?! Dedication and a lot of heart are the only reasons why someone in their right mind would jump in front of that shot. Here is a list of his victims over his career. It is a long one that is surely not complete.

  • March 25, 2009 – David Legwand-Broken Cheekbone
  • March 28, 2009- Martin Erat- Broken Leg
  • December 14, 2009- Jordin Tootoo- Broken Foot
  • February 23, 2010- Olympic Games- Germany’s Goal Net
  • April 7, 2010- Patric Hornqvist- Upper Body Injury
  • October 30, 2010- Chris Osgood- Mask Damaged
  • February 5, 2014- David Poile- Injured Eye and Broken Nose
  • February 15, 2014- Patrice Bergeron- Shot to the Abdomen
  • March 10, 2014- Cody Ceci- Head Injury with Bleeding
  • August 21, 2014- Practice Rink’s boards
  • November 28, 2014- Matt Hendricks- Injured Knee
  • February 12, 2015- Tyler Myers- Injured Knee
  • January 26, 2016- Eric Nystrom- Broken Foot
  • March 2, 2016- Kari Lehtonen- Groin
  • April 19, 2016- Frederik Anderson- Mask Damaged
  • May 2, 2016- Marc-Edouard Vlasic- Forehead
  • October 24, 2015- Brayden Shenn- Stick Broken
  • November 13, 2016- Max Pacioretty- Deflected Shot to the Face
  • January 3, 2017- Max Pacioretty- Injured Leg
  • January 4, 2017- Brenden Gallagher- Broken Hand
  • February 7, 2017- Matt Nieto- Leg Injury

It may be a blessing to have him on your team, but when he is on the ice, as an opponent or a teammate, you had better watch out because you could be the next person on the long list.

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