No. 64/100: McCabe Lays Out Laine – Sportsnet is running down its top 100 moments from the 2016-17 season and now that we’re back from summer holidays we will be passing those onto you guys. Two top guys broke into the league last year, Toronto’s Austin Matthews and Winnipeg’s Patrik Laine, both had stand out rookie seasons. Unfortunately for the young Finn, he might have had an even better year if it wasn’t for this massive hit from Buffalo Sabre Jake McCabe that seem to knock him out cold on the ice.
As a result of this hit, the Winnipeg superstar missed two weeks of hockey and would finish just five points behind Matthews who would go onto win the Calder Trophy for being the NHL’s standout rookie player. Who do you think was the NHL’s best rookie….leave comments down below!