'Jeopardy!' contestant gives really bad answer to NHL question, goes with Magic Johnson
MAR 27, 2014 1:16p ET
"Jeopardy!" can be a very hard game show.
Which can also lead to many funny/awkward moments.
One of those moments happened recently and it had to do with sports.
Here's the clue: 100+ assists in an NHL season has been accomplished only 13 times, 11 times by this player.
And here was the contestant's answer: Magic Johnson.
That wasn't the right answer. After doing some research we learned that Magic Johnson never played in the NHL. He was a basketball star.
Alex Trebek, who is from Canada, wasn't impressed with the answer:
So who was the right answer? Wayne Gretzky.
Which brings us to today's lesson: If you're ever on "Jeopardy!" and need to answer a question about hockey just say Wayne Gretzky and chances are you'll get it right.
By the way, the contestant later explained himself on Reddit and said his friends have given him a lot of you-know-what over his answer.
(H/T Puck Daddy)