There’s a reason why hockey is considered one of the toughest sports in the world. I’m not talking about just how hard it is to excel in the sport, although that’s tough as well, but I’m talking about the hits these NHL players put on each other. Some guys’ careers are ended because of the dirty, rough and tough hits placed on them and some are knocked unconscious from a big hit. What makes hockey even more impressive is the players who return to the game after a serious injury like a puck or stick to the face that requires stitches. Pascal Dupuis of the Pittsburgh Penguins falls into that impressive category.
Watch the Penguins’ veteran right wing get hit with a high stick to the face and then head to the bench to pull out his own tooth. WARNING: this might be disturbing if you don’t like teeth being pulled out — or something like that.
As you can see, the 34-year-old has no problem reaching into his mouth, ripping his tooth out and heading back into the game moments later. Being around professional hockey for 12 years, Dupuis looks like he’s done something like this before.
If that doesn’t look painful to you, then you are obviously emotionless. You could almost feel your teeth starting to hurt when Dupuis reached into his mouth and effortlessly removed a single pearly white.
I guess hockey is known for its toughness for a reason. These guys do things like this on a regular basis.
Thanks for the painful video, Pascal.