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by: Esteban On  Thursday, November 21, 2013

clark macarthur between the legs pass assist

No one denies the value of assists in hockey. In tabulating a player’s points, they count the same as goals.

Still, let’s face it—would you rather lead the league in goals or assists? Goals, obviously. And when it comes to hockey highlights, it’s the goals that usually get all the glory. An assist has to be pretty damn spectacular to steal the spotlight.

Well, last night the Ottawa Senators’ Clarke MacAurthur gave us one of those assists. His team may have lost 4-3 to the Minnesota Wild, but he was named second star of the game simply because his one assist was freaking amazing.

Take a look:

And just in case you’re one of those people who likes audio, here is one of those You Tubes everyone keeps talking about:

Yep, that’s good. I’d say it easily eclipses the spin-o-rama assist we saw from Brandon Saad earlier this year, simply because the defender was actually not-sucking at the time.

Congratulations, Clarke. You’ve got the NHL’s assist of the year so far.