Two minutes for staring.
NHL legend Marcel Dionne was joined on stage by three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman at the NHL awards show Wednesday night. While presenting the Lady Byng Trophy, Dionne couldn’t help but admire the physique of the gymnast.
Raisman introduced Dionne as an “old great” who responded with his excitement for sharing the stage with the Olympian.
The gymnast rolled right through the awkward moment and corrected her “old” comment about the 65-year-old to “legendary.”
Raisman has long used her status as a well-known Olympian to fight body shaming against women and girls. The 23-year-old recently posed in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition to share a positive message about body image.
Dionne spent 18 years in the NHL, playing for the Red Wings, Kings, and Rangers before leaving the game in 1989.
The pair would go on to announce Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau as the Lady Byng winner, the award given to the “player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.”
With News Wire services.