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13 NSFW Mangled Hockey Faces

Nick DimengoChief Writer IVJanuary 10, 2017

13 NSFW Mangled Hockey Faces

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    If you're the type of person who thinks that hockey isn't a violent sport for some reason, get ready to be proven wrong.

    With flying pucks, high sticks and fisticuffs being thrown at any moment during a game, there's high risk for players to get their mugs more than just a little dented up.

    And since I love a good scar, here are a few hockey players with completely mangled faces.

    WARNING: there are some pretty gruesome faces on this list. You've been warned. 

Tomas Vokoun

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    Although it's not technically his face, current Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun still has one of the nastiest hockey injuries that really messed up his face.

    Getting nailed by a frustrated Keith Ballard while they were playing for the Florida Panthers, Ballard's stick sliced Vokoun's ear for a grizzly injury.

James Wisniewski

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    Current Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski has had his fair share of criticism from the league office for nasty hits over the years.

    After seeing what his mug looked like from this picture snapped and posted on his Facebook page, though, "Wiz" looks like he endured a permanent facial suspension, showing off a huge gash under his eye after being walloped by a puck.

Richard Zednik

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    Like a few other guys on this list, former winger Richard Zednik might not have a face that looks destroyed, but I count the gnarly scar on his neck as part of his head, so I just had to include him here.

    Getting slashed by a skate in 2008, Zednik is lucky to have skated off and still have everything intact.

Clint Malarchuk

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    Like the aforementioned Richard Zednik, former NHL goalie Clint Malarchuk needed a rushed surgery after taking a blade to his jugular during a 1989 game against the St. Louis Blues.

    Even crazier then withstanding a sliced neck is that Malarchuk only missed five games—and then lived to tell his crazy story.

Craig Peacock

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    Most hockey players refuse to wear masks on their helmets because, well, they're hockey players.

    But British player Craig Peacock might want to reconsider after seeing what happened to his face following a blade slicing him beneath the nose a few years ago.

    This seriously looks like an extra mouth or something.

Ryan O'Byrne

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    Spoiler Alert: You'll see a ridiculous scar on Taylor Hall's face in a few slides, but for now, I'm showing you what Hall's skate can do to an opposing player—not purposely, of course.

    After being upended into Hall's skate, Ryan O'Byrne ended up with a face that looked like it was made for a slasher movie.

    Pretty horrifying, huh?

Ian Laperriere

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    Although most guys aren't proud to show they have fake teeth, former hockey player Ian Laperriere isn't shy in showing his dentures off—just look at what he did in the film This is 40.

    And after taking a puck to the face in 2010, Laperriere's biggest concern was probably fixing the massive destruction the thing did, as he looked brutal.

Taylor Hall

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    This one is just about as gruesome as can be.

    Following a freak run-in with teammate Corey Potter during pregame warm-ups, Edmonton Oilers player Taylor Hall showed the damage to reporters—and anyone else who wasn't afraid to vomit a little bit.

Sam Gagner

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    Following a slash to the face from opponent Zack Kassian—which earned the guy an eight-game suspension—Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner had quite the nasty face.

    Tweeting out the damage for his followers to see, Gagner's jaw looks like a damn shark took a bite out of it or something.

Sebastian Courcelles

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    I seriously don't know what to say about this massive gash on the face of minor league hockey player Sebastian Courcelles—mainly because I can't look at it long enough to decide what to type.

    If you're brave enough to withstand the gushing blood and deep cut, congrats, because you're a braver soul than I am.

Ryan Getzlaf

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    Occurring just a week or so ago, Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf found out what a hockey puck tastes like, as he took a slapshot to his grill during his team's playoff game against the Dallas Stars.

    But rather than sit around and drink liquid food for the next few months—as most of us would—Getzlaf returned to the lineup a few games after the incident.

Darryl Boyce

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    I wish I could say this picture was photoshopped, but sadly, it really was what former Toronto Maple Leafs player Darryl Boyce's nose looked like.

    While it's great for photographers to get close to the action and either snap pics or get video of the games, Boyce found out that one should never got face first into those little board holes for lenses—unless they nearly want their schnoz sliced off!

Mitch Callahan

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    Looking as if he just ate a fake blood packet, Grand Rapids Griffins player Mitch Callahan sent this grizzly photo out to his followers earlier this month after taking a bite out of a hockey puck.

    Who knows if Callahan will ever look the same after enduring this, but I'd imagine he'll run up quite the hefty dental bill.

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