There aren’t many things that Houston defensive lineman J.J. Watt can’t do on a football field. Apparently, there’s not much that he can’t do on the ice, either.
Watt made a surprise appearance at a charity hockey game at the University of Wisconsin on Friday, and because he grew up playing hockey, he looked a lot more comfortable on the ice than you’d probably expect from a defensive lineman. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year decided that he wanted to attempt a penalty shot against a pro, so he went up against St. Louis Blues goalkeeper and fellow Wisconsin alumnus Brian Elliot. In typical “J.J. Watt can do anything” fashion, he actually scored. Here’s the goal from another angle:
Now, if you want to argue that Elliot purposely moved out of the way, that’s fine, but it’s also completely reasonable to think that Watt’s shot terrified Elliot and he moved out of fear, because that thing was a rocket.
(Via Houston Texans)