Justin Bieber is Canadian. So, according to science*, hockey talent runs in his blood, right?
It might, but that didn't stop NHL legend Chris Pronger from slamming him into the boards in a celebrity exhibition match during the All-Star festivities on Saturday.
For reference, Pronger is 6'6". In his 18-year NHL career, he earned a reputation for hitting hard.
Bieber is 5'9" and a pop singer, not known for hitting very hard.
*Note: Not real science.
Here's the hit.
Bieber wasn't actually hurt, presumably because Pronger didn't unleash his full fury.
He went on to score a goal despite missing two penalty shots. Cuba Gooding Jr. later quipped, "25 shots later, thank God he made it."
Bieber's team, led by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, won 5-3 over a team led by another NHL great, Mario Lemieux.
He seemed just fine after the game.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.