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Former NHLer Hollweg grabs guitar, wows crowd with post-game concert

Updated Sep 15, 2015 at 11:40a ET

Ryan Hollweg's NHL career was hardly the stuff of legend, but he might see a few other job opportunities land in his lap after an impressive performance on the ice in the Czech Republic.

No, Hollweg didn't collect a hat trick or score a nifty highlight-reel goal, although his bushy mustache might've been enough on its own to capture the attention of YouTube. Instead, the 32-year-old came up with a different post-game routine after helping HC Plzen breeze to a 5-1 victory over Karlovy on Friday.


Hollweg put his hockey stick down and picked up an electric guitar and headset microphone to wow the crowd with his rendition of "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty.

Hollweg belted out the tune with just a few sour notes – OK, he fudged a few lyrics – but the crowd didn't seem to mind and chanted for an encore. The 228-pound forward was quick on the trigger and broke into a bit of "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

The crowd chanted for another encore as Hollweg skated toward the bench, but the former NHLer used his good judgment and left it wanting more.

Needless to say, Hollweg likely received a better reaction on that night than in his 228 career games with the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and then-Phoenix Coyotes. The agitator collected five goals, nine assists and 349 penalty minutes in his NHL career.

(h/t Yahoo! Sports)

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