Best GIFs from the 2016 NHL Skills Competition


Yesterday’s NHL Skills Competition in Nashville featured some very entertaining moments. Here are some of the best in GIFs. You can also view the full results from the competition here.

“It was one of the best skills competitions I’ve been a part of,” Luongo said. “Just trying to put on a show for the fans. … I think the guys really stepped up today and were creative and did some fun things out there.”

Brent Burns scores in the Breakaway Challenge as Chewbacca

Brent Burns wears a Chewbacca mask in the Breakaway Challenge and the hockey world erupts. Finally, his evolution is complete. Burns said after the competition that he had purchased the mask online from Amazon.

Tyler Seguin checks out Jaromir Jagr's hair

Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin checks out Jaromir Jagr’s famous hair. It is the most famous hair in hockey history.

Evgeny Kuznetsov makes some amazing passes in the Skills Competition

After missing the first few, Evgeny Kuznetsov makes four straight saucer passes into some mini hockey nets during the Relay Challenge. First time I’ve seen four straight in this challenge.

Dylan Larkin wins the Fastest Skater Competition

Dylan Larkin breaks Mike Gartner’s record for the Fastest Skater Competition. “I really went into the last lap and said I was going to give it all I had, why not just go for it,” Larkin said.

P.K. Subban dresses up as Jaromir Jagr in 2016 Breakaway Challenge

P.K. Subban dresses up as Jaromir Jagr during the Breakaway Challenge. Jagr reacts by laughing. Subban went on to win the Breakaway Challenge.

Players react to Shea Weber winning the Hardest Shot Competition

Pekka Rinne, James Neal, Patrick Kane, Joe Pavelski, and Devan Dubnyk react to Shea Weber winning his second consecutive Hardest Shot Challenge. Similar to the reaction last year when he won it.

P.K. Subban juggles the puck and almost scores in Skills Competition

P.K. Subban shows off some very impressive puck juggling and almost scores on Pekka Rinne during the Breakaway Challenge.

John Scott laughs at Patrick Kane during player introductions

John Scott laughs as Patrick Kane is booed by the crowd during the player introductions.

Matt Duchene scores a crazy through-the-legs one-handed goal

Matt Duchene scores an insane one-handed between the legs goal. The best goal of the night maybe?

Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo have a mock fight

Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider fight over the crease before a breakaway attempt by Brent Burns. They were actually mic’d up and it was hilarious.

John Scott almost scores on a spin-o-rama

John Scott makes an amazing spin-o-rama move and almost scores on Cory Schneider.

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