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Raymond pulls 'The Michigan' with amazing lacrosse-style goal

Playing for Team Canada at 2017 Sochi Hockey Open, forward scores with trick shot

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Team Canada's Mason Raymond scored a lacrosse-style goal, scooping up a drop pass from teammate Eric O'Dell behind the net and throwing it in over Metallurg Magnitogorsk goalie Vasily Koshechkin's shoulder at the 2017 Sochi Hockey Open.

It was a bold attempt that turned into an incredible highlight, but it isn't unprecedented.

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Mike Legg put the play on the map playing for the University of Michigan against Minnesota in the 1996 NCAA tournament.

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby pulled off the feat in a 2003 game while playing for Rimouski of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund also did "The Michigan," as it is commonly known, playing for Finland back in a 2011 IIHF World Championship semifinal game against Russia.

Now it's time to add Raymond, who's played 546 NHL games, including four with the Anaheim Ducks last season, to the impressive list.

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