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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton Oilers tough guy Luke Gazdic is the unofficial MVP of the team’s skills competition.

Gazdic earned the top spot in the ‘hardest shot’ competition with his try clocking in at over 100 mph. He also contributed in on the 3-on-1 challenge and dangled in the shootout.

“I think the biggest surprise was seeing Gazzy hit over 100 in the hardest shot, that was pretty cool,” said Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

“I think he was top three stars out there, for sure.”

Gazdic’s team, the ‘Blue Team’ won the competition 26-17 and Gazdic likes that he’s considered an individual winner, but also being a part of the winning team.

“That’s pretty cool I guess,” Gazdic laughed. “Our team dominated and to be a part of that winning team was enough for me.”

“The Professor, (Ben Scrivens) over there told me I’ve got to get some speed going in because the amount of speed you have before your spot affects it or something. I just kind of went in and I put all my effort in it. I wasn’t holding back and it was pretty cool. I saw it flash up 100 and I was surprised to say the least.”

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