Another hockey tough moment: Adam Pelech shakes off skate to face
For those (*cough* grumpy people *cough cough*) who roll their eyes as the rest of us gape in awe at various feats of hockey toughness, allow this hearty apology.
Feel free to move along.
Others will fatten their file of awe-inspiring moments with this moment.
Adam Pelech of the New York Islanders had the misfortune of taking Derek Stepan’s skate to his face on Thursday. You can see it in the video above. It’s pretty scary.
You can also see it in GIF form:
Pelech didn’t miss much time, and from at least one observer, seems to be doing just fine too:
VERY impressed with Pelech. Has played as well as you can expect in the circumstances.— Ant (@tony_cang) January 15, 2016
Yep, these guys are tough.
Update: To really flesh out the narrative, he grabbed his first NHL point in the same game.