Leier, a fourth-round pick (117th overall) of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 NHL Draft, was motionless on the ice for a moment before the team’s trainer and Winterhawks teammate Chase De Leo assisted him off the ice.
The 19-year-old, who had 62 points in 64 regular season games, appeared wobbly and disoriented as he was helped to the dressing room.
If Dalton Thrower was named RaffiTorres he would get a 20 game suspension. Head was principal point of contact.
The National Hockey League and its affiliate junior leagues have made a concerted effort to decrease the number of headshots, so many who were watching the game were surprised there was no call on the play.