Defense of any sort apparently is frowned upon when Vladimir Putin is on the ice.
The Russian president participated in an exhibition hockey game in Sochi over the weekend and lit up the scoreboard, finishing with six goals and five assists as his team steamrolled its opponent by a score of 21-4, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Now, one can’t put up 11 points in a hockey game without possessing at least a bit of skill — and it certainly helped that Putin had the likes of former NHL stars Pavel Bure, Vyacheslav Fetisov and Alexei Kasatonov on his team — but the president’s opposition seemed perfectly content to allow him all the open looks he desired.
But hey, can you blame them?
Check out Putin’s highlight reel in the video below.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@AIHL