Jamie Benn's stick-snap celebration ranks among the all-time greats

<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nhl/players/4519/" data-ylk="slk:Jamie Benn">Jamie Benn</a> was very excited about his OT goal on Saturday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Jamie Benn was very excited about his OT goal on Saturday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

What’s the most suitable way to celebrate a big overtime winner, you ask? By snapping the stick used to score said goal over your femur, obviously.


After putting home the OT winner against the Blues on Saturday, Jamie Benn let his (happy) rage take hold as he obliterated his stick over his leg in a strange yet beautiful celebration. It was the 28-year-old’s 22nd tally and 58th point of the campaign, and Benn’s effort put Dallas back into a tie with Minnesota for third spot in the deadly Central Division.

A reason to celebrate, for sure, but where does this gem stack up against some of the all-time great cellies? You decide.

The Mike Foligno Leap:

The Ziggy Pallfy kiss on the lips:

The Jaromir Jagr salute:

Alex Burrows’ Luc Bourdon tribute ‘bow and arrow’:

The Tiger Williams stick ride:

The Teemu Selanne glove shot:

The Alex Ovechkin stick on fire:

The Theo Fleury slide:

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