Ottawa Senators prospect Christian Saros absolutely walloped Sebastian Olsson in Swedish league play, and the impact sent both players flying.
Something about Slovakian defenseman Christian Jaros caught the Senators’ eye ahead of the 2015 draft, and the 20-year-old rearguard is doing his best to ensure the front office in Ottawa isn’t forgetting about him anytime soon.
During a Swedish league contest against Skelleftea, Jaros, who’s entering his third season patrolling the back end for Lulea HF, pivoted backwards while defending an oncoming Sebastian Olsson. With Olsson attempting to break wide on Jaros, the Slovakian defender kept level with Olsson until the winger attempted to cut into the middle of the ice.
As soon as Olsson made his move inside, Jaros was there to meet him with an absolutely massive hit:
Christian Jaros' Huge Hit on Sebastian Olsson in the SHL today... 😮 pic.twitter.com/CtcpVQS1lA— Robert Söderlind (@HockeyWebCast) September 23, 2016
Amazingly — and thankfully — Olsson was able to get back to his feet and was relatively unscathed from the blow, and it’s nice to see a huge hit go without the immediate dropping of gloves and fisticuffs that have become the norm in the North American game.
Jaros, who stands 6-foot-3, 201 pounds, is looking to be more than just a physical threat, though. He has set himself up to have the best professional season of his career, and he’s well on pace to have his best offensive totals in the SHL. Through two games, Jaros has a goal and two points, which almost has him halfway to his SHL totals of two goals and five points from the past season.
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