This past Saturday Alexander Ryazantsev officially broke the old world record for hardest shot ever at the 2012 KHL All-Star Game Skill Competition. His 114 mile per hour (mph) bullet shattered the old mark held by Zdeno Chara of 110.34 mph; one that the latter player just set at the 2011 NHL All-Star game.
However, as noted by the good folks at Yahoo! Sports, we’re not exactly comparing apples to apples here. Per the report:
Alas, we come back to the usual problem when comparing feats of strength in the KHL Hardest Shot competition and those from the NHL's. The KHL places the puck "at a distance of 7-8 meters from the goal." The NHL places its puck "30 feet from the center of the goal." Basically, the hash marks vs. the top of the circle.
Check out the impressive showing below.
(Kudos to Yahoo! Sports for the find)