VIDEO: Former NHLer Dan Sexton sets new standard for diving

Kyle Terada / USA Today

It would be easy to forget Dan Sexton ever played in the NHL. His career was brief - 32 points in 88 games over two seasons with the Anaheim Ducks - and he never did anything as memorable as he did Wednesday with the KHL's Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk.

Sexton last played an NHL game in 2011 and spent a couple seasons with Anaheim's AHL affiliate before leaving for Europe and eventually the KHL, where it appears he has been working on his diving game. The diminutive forward sent himself flying as he skated by an opponent, acting as though his head was knocked despite minimal visible contact.

Sexton's theatrics fooled the referee, who assessed Metallurg Magnitogorsk forward Evgeny Timkin an interference penalty on the play.

- With h/t to Puck Daddy

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