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Video: The first move of a hockey player is a backfist spin.

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Paulo Costa wasn’t the only professional athlete who tried a spinning attack Saturday night.

Jordon stone, just like everyone else, is guilty of watching too much MMA.

Stone is an ECHL hockey player for the Utah Grizzlies, which for those of you who don’t follow hockey (your loss) is essentially in baseball terms the AA affiliate of the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche.

The opposing farmteam that night was called the Wheeling Nailers. Shaw Boomhower was also a willing combatant.

Early in the first quarter, both forwards engaged each other as they attempted to get their teams going. That’s when Stone let a spinning backfist rip. The attempted strike landed partially, but it looked more like an elbow.

Stone earns an A- for his effort.

It’s not since then-Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa drilled then-Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas with a glorious Superman punch in 2017 that we’ve seen such an MMA crossover on professional ice.

For what it’s worth, Bieksa still has the edge by a large margin and will likely never be topped.



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