Mike Ratchuk Scores Awesome Ankle-Breaking Goal In Hockey Shootout (Video)

After years of bouncing around various minor league hockey teams, American defenseman Mike Ratchuk is finally making the highlight reels.

Watch as Ratchuk scores an amazing shootout goal during an Austrian Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL) game between Olimpija Ljubljana– his team– and Orli Znojmo, in front of… well, almost nobody.

This is why YouTube exists, people!

Check it out:

In basketball, we would call that an ankle-breaker.

Watching great hockey action from abroad is yet another reason to hate NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

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