Joel Armia Drills Paul Stastny With Puck To Face [Video]

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Paul Stastny was left picking his teeth up off the ice during Saturday's game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Montreal Canadiens.

With 1:24 remaining in the overtime period. Paul Stastny went down to block a pass from Joel Armia in Vegas' Offensive zone.  But Armia was moving to fast and the puck connected perfectly with Stastny's mouth knocking out a few teeth.

Armia came and apologized as Stastny was leaving the ice and to his credit Stastny told him not to worry about it; sh*t happens is what I'd assume he said.

Paul Stastny plays for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is the son of Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Šťastný, who played for the Colorado Avalanche's predecessor, the Quebec Nordiques, and finished his career with the St. Louis Blues. His older brother Yan has played for the Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues. His uncles Anton and Marian Stastny both played in the NHL during the 1980s, also for the Nordiques.

Stastny signed a contract with the Avalanche before the 2006–07 NHL season, scored 78 points in 82 games in his rookie season and was nominated for the Calder Memorial Trophy. In 2007–08 he was named to his first NHL All-Star Game, but didn't play because of an appendectomy.

On July 1, 2018, Stastny signed a three-year, $19.5 million deal with the Vegas Golden Knights. It has an annual value of $6.5 million. 

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