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01-28-2013, 01:19 AM
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McNabb’s blast of 101.8 wins AHL hardest shot event - Posted by Kevin Oklobzija - Rochester D&C Website.

Brayden McNabb spent a whole lot of the first half of the pre-lockout AHL season feathering passes over to T.J. Brennan when they played the point on power plays for the Rochester Americans. Who knew that he was hiding a weapon of his own?

McNabb won the hardest shot competition at tonight’s AHL All-Star Classic Skills Competition in Providence, R.I., with a blast clocked by radar at 101.8 mph. “I should start shooting more, I guess,” McNabb joked afterward. (LS: The 101.8 mph was his second shot of the night - his first shot was 99 mph which was third best - Brad Hunt - Chicago was second best with 99.5 mph.)

So the real question is: If McNabb hit 101.8 on the radar gun, what was Brennan going to do? He might have had the best one-timer in the AHL. “I want to say at least 105 (mph) at least,” McNabb said. “He’s got a cannon.” (LS: It would be a record too - as current Amerks teammate Mark Mancari holds the record for the hardest shot - 102.8 - set at the 2008 event in Binghamton.)

McNabb also scored on his breakaway so he provided the West with two of the overall team points. (LS: He scored against East Goalie - Robin Lehner - Binghamton as part of the team breakaway event. The West won that event 6-3.)

Kevin Porter took part in the fastest skater (LS: he won his individual race - had the third fastest time at 13.828), puck-control relay. (LS: his team lost its race) and pass-and-score (LS: his team went 0 for 3 against East Goalie - Niklas Svedberg - Providence)

LS: Western Conference defeated the Eastern Conference 12-11 to win the Skills Competition.

All Stars Skills Competition Article - -

Complete All-Star Skills Competition Results - -

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