Damien Brunner had a brief career in the National Hockey League, spending the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season with the Detroit Red Wings; he later suited up for parts of two years with the New Jersey Devils.
Red Wings fans will remember Brunner most for his dramatic overtime game-winner against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarter Finals:
Brunner is now suiting up for EHC Biel of the National League in Switzerland, and a recent incident is sure to raise a few eyebrows. Brunner attempted a sucker punch to the head of opponent Erik Brannstrom, though he didn’t connect with much force:
And ejected. pic.twitter.com/WAXJAsaZVc
— hockeyfights (@hockeyfights) November 22, 2020
What exactly was going through the mind of the former Red Wings forward here?