Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb lit up Kyle Rau during a Wednesday night loss to the Minnesota Wild.
Early in the game, Rau was dumping the puck while in the neutral zone, and McNabb absolutely took his head off with a huge hit. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Watch the insane moment below.
That was an unreal hit on Rau. If you ever needed an example of why you have to keep your head on a swivel in the NHL, this video is it.
— Danny Webster (@DannyWebster21) March 11, 2021
You look down for more than a second while playing hockey, and you’re just asking to get lifted off of your skates.
It’s the nature of the beast. If you’re not aware at all times, then you’re risking getting taken out.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 11, 2021
Next time, Rau might want to be a shade more aware of his surroundings. That way, he might avoid ending up on a highlight reel for the wrong reasons.