Artem Barabosha and Brooks Macek throw hands in the KHL
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Teenager Takes Down 31-year-old Veteran in tilt

Published January 16, 2024 at 8:26

It's not often you see this in the higher leagues of professional hockey. A 19-year-old playing his first season in the KHL was challenged by a 31-year-old veteran, and the teenager came out on top.

Artem Barabosha, drafted in the seventh round in 2022 by the New Jersey Devils, currently plays for CSKA Moscow of the KHL. In a game against Yekaterinburg Automobilist, Barabosha was challenged by Winnipeg native Brooks Macek, who has played professional hockey since 2013 in Germany and Russia, as well as a one-season stint in the AHL. Macek may be regretting this one, as Barabosha hit him square on with a number of jabs before taking him down to the ice.

At 19 years of age, Barabosha is six-foot-three, towering five inches over Macek. He's also already 198 pounds with some filling out likely to happen yet. The defenceman currently has one goal and two assists in 11 KHL games.

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Teenager Takes Down 31-year-old Veteran in tilt

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