VIDEOS: The best hits of 2015

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With another year coming to an end, it's time to look back on some of the biggest and heaviest hits the NHL brought us over the past 365 days.

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Byfuglien destroys Beauchemin

Winnipeg Jets behemoth Dustin Byfuglien started the year the only way he knows how: by trying to send Francois Beauchemin back to 2014.

Kucherov Kronwalled

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov joined an exclusive club during the postseason when Niklas Kronwall rudely introduced himself to the Russian.

Wilson ends Visnovsky

Lubomir Visnovsky left for the KHL after what Tom Wilson did to him.

Byfuglien ... again

Byfuglien's usually good for about one of these a month. Here's what he did to Luke Gazdic in February.

Phaneuf crushes Oshie

Yeah, it came after the whistle, but Dion Phaneuf's hit on T.J. Oshie was one of the best.

Keep your head up, Beaulieu

Ottawa Senators wonder Erik Karlsson is so much more than an offensive defenseman. Nathan Beaulieu found out the hard way.

Welcome to the show, Mr. Guhle

Phaneuf's back, and this one's a preseason number, but Brendan Guhle will remember it.

Hip check!

Marc Methot threw the best hip check of the past 12 months. Lucas Lessio agrees.

Neutral-zone smash

Matt Niskanen stepped up at the red line. J.T. Brown wishes he hadn't.

Surprise, Beau Bennett!

Oshie's back, and poor Beau Bennett never, ever saw him coming.

Letestu joins the club

Mark Letestu is now a card-carrying member of the Kronwalled Club.

Nolan steamrolls Helm

Darren Helm can tell his kids he got the puck out of the zone. He'll always have that. And Jordan Nolan will always have this ...

Here's to 2016 and the hits it will bring.

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