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5'7 rookie crushes a much larger man with a huge hit!

Crushes the much bigger man.

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It was a rough night for the Pittsburgh Penguins who were playing back to back games to kick off the season, but no one on that roster will likely be hearing it as much as Penguins veteran Ian Cole.

Cole, who is listed as 6'1 and 220 lbs, was rocked by a much smaller man on Thursday night when 19-year-old Chicago Blackhawks rookie Alex Debrincat crushed him in the corner with a huge hit. 

Cole has to be completely caught off guard by the hit, and so was everyone else in the building and on the Blackhawks bench, because Debrincat at 5'7 and 165 lbs is not expected to be a physical presence on the ice. 

Nonetheless he put everything he had into this one, and put Ian Cole down on the ice in the process.