Blackhawks’ Alex DeBrincat finishes fourth in NHL Breakaway Challenge – NBC Chicago


Hawks’ DeBrincat comes fourth in Breakaway Challenge originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The NHL All-Star Weekend festivities kicked off in Las Vegas with the All-Star Skills Contest.

First-time All-Star Alex DeBrincat was part of the festivities as he competed in the NHL Breakaway Challenge. In what could be the first of many appearances for the Chicago Blackhawks winger, he certainly made a good first impression.

The 24-year-old had some tough acts to follow, including Anaheim’s Trevor Zegras wearing an Average Joe uniform and paying homage to the movie “Dodgeball.” He was blindfolded and had balls thrown at him by NHL mascots and managed to score both ways.

Not to be outdone, DeBrincat, along with a Mike Tyson lookalike and Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, gave his own tribute to the movie “Hangover.”

With a full wig and a fake baby strapped to her chest, DeBrincat mixed things up a bit as she took her shot. Instead of a puck, DeBrincat fired a football thrown by Carr into the back of the net and passed by famed goaltender Wyatt Russell.

In terms of showmanship, DeBrincat was on par with the rest of the contestants but just couldn’t beat one of the judges, St. Louis native Jon Hamm, who only gave DeBrincat a seven on his routine.

DeBrincat finished in fourth place with 54 points. Alex Pietrangelo of the Las Vegas Golden Knights won the competition, with generous judging from Hamm, with 64 points.

For someone not very good at showmanship, DeBrincat was able to have some fun on his first All-Star weekend.

Next up for DeBrincat is the All-Star Game on Saturday.

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