Stewart delivers perhaps the worst beat down of the year in the NHL!

Now that is an a** whoopin!

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That's one rough way to welcome a rookie to the National Hockey League.

Arizona Coyotes forward Lawson Crouse was talking a big game on Thursday night and went so far as to get in the face of Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu, however that would be a mistake he would quickly regret.

Not long after that incident the 19-year-old Crouse was challenged by gritty veteran Chris Stewart and what came next was one of the worst beatings we've seen all year in the NHL.

While we usually criticize officials for stepping in too quickly, they may have let the rookie take a little too much punishment here.