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Pettersson's jump shot needs some work, launches ball to outer space

Canucks forward either needs the work or is a convincing jokester

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Elias Pettersson may want to stick to hockey.

The Vancouver Canucks forward shared a video of himself shooting some hoops by himself. The finished product was not ideal.

Tweet from @Canucks: .@_EPettersson called it: SWISH👌 🤣 pic.twitter.com/0Ob457EbpL

For his considerable game on the ice, the opposite seems to be true on the blacktop.

His form is something out of the 1890s, pulling the ball way back behind his head.

And while the start was bad enough, the finish was somehow worse as the ball hit the top of the backboard and bounced, basically into outer space.

Pettersson may want to think about sticking to his day job. Unless of course this clip was all a big put on to which we would say, bravo sir.

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