Boston Bruins rookie Seth Griffith has his entire ice hockey career in front of him, but has already scored the goal that would go down as the best one of his career.
In the Bruins' Monday night clash with the New Jersey Devils, the 21-year-old forward produced a dazzling series of plays, at the end of which he scored a goal that will long remain in our memories.
Having blocked a shot on the defensive end, Griffith went on a solo run but, his jostle with two Devils defenders left him with the goal on his back side. Instead of turning back and shooting like a normal person would, he improvised and fired a backward shot through his legs that also went through Cory Schneider's five-hole and into the back of the net.
We can't quite comprehend how a rookie with only three previous goals managed to pull off a sequence this difficult, His cheeky finish becomes all the more impressive when taken into account the fact that there were two defenders breathing down his neck and he had no sight of the goal whatsoever.
The 2014-15 season has only just began, but considering the rare quality of Griffith's goal, it isn't difficult to say who will be taking the goal of the year title in April.