It’s well documented that Carolina Hurricanes teen idol/hockey player Jeff Skinner was a figure skater as a kid (which is totally rad by the way). What I didn’t know is that the winger has actually busted out some figure-skating skillz in-game.
Thanks to an essential reblog by HoltbyFan4Life, here’s Skinner performing a single axel to cleverly avoid a Brad Marchand trip/hit at the red line.
GIF by kanerd
What form. What tight rotation. What poise.
(The Russian judge gives Skinner a 2.3.)