We don’t know what happened leading up to this moment but I’m going to go out on a limb and say this probably isn’t allowed in any sort of hockey rulebook.
How does something like this happen? If this was your kid would you ever let them play again? I know if that was me they’d gave to pry me off of that ice because my dad would be waiting by the door and that is one situation I wouldn’t wish on anyone. This video kind of reminds me of the Ryan Hollweg Chris Simon incident.
Regardless, this is not what you want to see in our sport. Even the DoPS could say something about it being direct contact to the head and know for the first time there wouldn’t be any backlash.