There's no play quite like a devastatingly hard hit in hockey. It is thrilling to watch and can often sway the momentum and change the course of a game.
This is a continuation of my NHL "Top 25" series. You can read the first article ranking franchise cornerstone players here. For this list, I investigated and attempted to rank the hardest hitters in the NHL right now.
I mostly disregarded hitting statistics, because I wanted this purely to be about who delivers the biggest, nastiest, (somewhat) cleanest hits. Remember, this isn't a list of "best" hitters, or most frequent, or anything like that.
Here are my top 25 hardest hitters in the NHL.