The NHL All-Star celebrity game puts former pro hockey players on the same ice as actors and musicians — which can apparently lead to moments like this.
Justin Bieber learned the hard way just how physical the NHL can be when Chris Pronger checked him into the boards Saturday.
Associated Press photographer Mark J. Terrill was in position to snap this amazing photo.
Pronger was a 6-foot-6, 220-pound defensemen in the NHL for 18 seasons (he’s technically still under a playing contract, but hasn’t actually played in a few years). Here’s video of the collision, in which it looks like Pronger wasn’t nearly as hard on Bieber as he could have been. Read more…