November 17, 2009
Hockey goal celebrations have evolved over time from the simple arm-raise to the firecracker approach made famous by Alex Ovechkin(notes). The jump-into-the-glass goal celebration made famous by Ovechkin has become commonplace in the NHL with variations from the belly flop into the glass to the sideways cannonball.
We've not, however, seen a version of the glass jump that Henrik Andersen came up with. The 18-year old winger was celebrating his first goal of the season for Swedish Tier 2 team Leksand when he attempted to channel his inner Ovechkin and things went terribly wrong:
(The Bobby McFerrin soundtrack is a nice touch.)
Andersen, who wasn't selected in last June's NHL Entry Draft, was not injured and Leksand defeated Bjorkloven 4-0 to put themselves atop the standings in Allsvenska. Despite his unlikely future playing in the NHL, Andersen has now made himself a YouTube superstar and guaranteed his addtion to blooper reels around the world.
stick tap to DayWalk3r for the tip