Alexander Ryazantsev, a defenseman in the KHL, just set the world record for hardest hit puck at the 2012 KHL All-Star Game Skill Competition in Riga, Latvia on Saturday.

The Traktor Chelyabinsk player’s shot clocked in at 114.127 mph which beat the previous record held by Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins at 105.9 mph. ┬áThat is one heck of a way to take over the top spot.

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via Puck Daddy

  • Clifford

    Tell me something. How does Zdeno Chara have the record for the hardest slapshot (clocked at 105.9 mph) when Bobby Hull fired the biscuit at 118 mph?

    By the way, Robert Gordon Orr also slapped it at 110mph, but those of us who don’t think hockey history began in 1990 knew that already…

    Just sayin’…

    Santa Monica

    • Tony

      Chances are that they didn’t follow the starting at the blue line format, much like this video shows this player didn’t. Location of the puck on the ice and the distance the skater is traveling will have a huge difference in the recorded speed of the puck. If it isn’t uniform for each competition, you can’t really compare. Not saying that either Orr, Hull, or Ryazantsev didn’t hit the puck hard, but these factors (especially how far you have to gain speed on the ice) will change the results.