A big weekend in hockey started Saturday with the 2017 All-Star Celebrity Shootout, a fun event for current and former players and fans.
Hockey fanatic and music superstar Justin Bieber played for Team Gretzky, and there came a point in the contest he may have wished he hadn’t suited up.
Chris Pronger, 6’6′ 220 pound monster who spent 18-years in the NHL, slammed the 5’9, 145 pound Bieber into the boards like a rag doll — and laughed while doing it. Pronger has been out of the league since 2011, but he clearly got a kick out of crushing Bieber.
As you might expect, Twitter showed no mercy. The great hockey announcer, Doc Emerick, tweeted:
And fan sites got in on the action:
Bieber shook it off, finishing with an empty net goal and an assist, as Team Gretzky beat Team Lemieux 5-3 in the game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The NHL All-Star game is today.