Head-spinningly good: Amazing spin-o-ramas

With the dawn of a new NHL season on the horizon, the league has announced some new rule changes, which includes banning players from doing spin-o-ramas during penalty shots or shootouts.

Some hockey fans are praising the move, while other peoples’ heads are spinning at the idea (yup, I went there). Olympic gold medallist Roberto Luongo would rather they got rid of the shootout entirely:

Over the years, the spin-o-rama has led to some of the best highlights in hockey. Here is a list of some of the best spin moves ever from in-game, shootouts, penalty shots and even practice in Martin St Louis‘ case:

Denis Savard (The Savardian Spinorama)

Community editor’s note: “Denis Savard is the father of the NHL ‘spin-o-rama.’ All pretenders should pay him royalties.” More Savard highlights


Martin St Louis

Valeri Kamensky

Bobby Ryan

Maxim Afinogenov

Zdeno Chara

Patrick Kane

Linus Klasen

Kaspars Daugavins


Drew Doughty/Bobby Orr

Doug Gilmour

Brian Leetch

Mikhail Grabovski

Ryan Shannon

Jason Blake

Mason Raymond

Todd Bertuzzi

Still lovin’ the spin-o-ramas? Check these out:

There were so many great videos to choose from that this list could have gone on forever. Do you have another favourite spin-o-rama that we missed? Tell us in the comments below.