Hardest Hockey Shot Ever
Today at the KHL All-Star Game Skill Competition in Latvia, Alexander Ryazantsev shattered the world record for the hardest hockey shot, with a shot measured at 114.127 mph (183.67 km/h). The previous world record, a 110.343 mph (177.58 km/h) shot, was set at last year's KHL All-Star Game Skill Competition by Denis Kulyashhe.
Here's video of Ryazantsev's record-breaking shot:
The NHL record, 105.9 MPH, was set in 2011 at the NHL All-Star Game Skill Competition by the Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara. Says Greg Wyshynski at Yahoo's Puck Daddy:
Alas, we come back to the usual problem when comparing feats of strength in the KHL Hardest Shot competition and those from the NHL's. The KHL places the puck "at a distance of 7-8 meters from the goal." The NHL places its puck "30 feet from the center of the goal." Basically, the hash marks vs. the top of the circle.
Regardless, I think we can all agree that Ryazantsev hit that puck very, very hard.