drop pass


Definition of drop pass

: a pass in ice hockey in which the passer skates past the puck leaving it for a teammate following close behind

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Recent Examples on the Web Kaprizov had a between-the-leg drop pass to Rask, whose shot was stopped by Fleury. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 26 May 2021 After Greenway dumped the puck deep to Foligno, Jonas Brodin walked into a drop pass that sailed by St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington as Joel Eriksson Ek was setting a screen. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 28 Apr. 2021 The power play continued to roll in the third, going 3-for-3 at 4:30 when Zuccarello wristed in a drop pass from Johansson. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 14 Apr. 2021 Bellemare gave the Avalanche a 1-0 lead midway through the first period, scoring off a drop pass from O'Brien, who won the puck in the left circle. Joe Harris, Star Tribune, 14 Apr. 2021 During the Hawks’ second power play, Colton Sissons picked off Patrick Kane’s drop pass in the neutral zone and was off to the races the other way, prompting Adam Boqvist to hook him. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, 4 Apr. 2021 Hanley also set up Rhett Gardner for a scoring chance with a between the legs drop pass around the net. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 28 Mar. 2021 In the second period, Patrick Kane turned the puck over on a drop pass in the neutral that sent Colton Sissons racing the other way. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, 4 Apr. 2021 Fabbri broke a tie after he was set up by Dylan Larkin's drop pass with 7:32 left in the second. Larry Lage, Star Tribune, 16 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of drop pass

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Drop pass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20pass. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of drop pass

: a pass in which a player stops the puck and skates past it in order to leave it for another player who is close behind


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