Sometimes even in meaningless games, players decide to go all out. Unfortunately for some that means being on the receiving end of a devastating hit.
Florida Panthers prospect Lawson Crouse was the recipient of such a hit at the hands of 2016 Boston Bruins first-round pick Charlie McAvoy. During Saturday's final game of the National Junior Evaluation Camp between the U.S.A and Canada, Crouse crosses the American blue line with the puck. He never lifts his head to see if there is anyone bearing down on him. McAvoy takes full advantage and levels Crouse with everything he's got.
Here is the hit:
McAvoy has had quite the physical tournament, as he laid this beauty of a hit against Sweden earlier this week:
The Bruins have got to be happy about this prospect.