Hockey players are definitely the toughest around. New York Ranger Kevin Klein proved that when he scored a winning goal just moments after losing a piece of his ear. Ouch!
A little blood couldn’t scare Kevin Klein off of the ice. Despite a hockey stick chopping off a chunk of his ear lobe, the New York Ranger returned to the ice just in time to win a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Click inside to WATCH!
Kevin Klein Wins Game After Losing Piece Of Ear
Lots of people would need to be rushed to the hospital after getting clocked in the head with a hockey stick, but not a professional NHL player.
That’s how Kevin Klein, a defense player for the Rangers, approached Monday night’s game on Dec. 8.
After getting hit in the side of the face with a hockey stick and losing a piece of his ear, causing blood to run down his face while he was on the ice, Kevin did not stop playing.
A quick clean up and a helmet covered the injury, which later required stitches to re-attach a piece of his ear, and managed to score the Rangers winning goal during overtime.
Check out video from Kevin’s on-ice injury, as well as his winning goal, in the video above. It’s an intense watch!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Would you keep playing if you lost a piece of your ear? Do you think Kevin did the right thing? Comment below with your thoughts on this wild NHL moment!
— Lauren Cox