01/11/2014 08:52 EST | Updated 03/13/2014 05:59 EDT

Shaquille O'Neal drops puck at Devils-Panthers game

What do Alexei Ponikarovsky and Shaquille O'Neal have in common? 

Probably not much, which is why it was an interesting sight to see The Big Aristotle wearing a Ponikarovsky jersey when he dropped the ceremonial puck at centre ice Saturday night before the New Jersey Devils hosted the Florida Panthers. 

Shaq and his seven-foot-one frame trotted out down the red carpet and dropped the puck to the crowd's delight. Ponikarovsky is currently playing in the KHL while Shaq is a three-time NBA Finals MVP and 15-time NBA All-Star.

Watch the video above to see how it unfolded. What do you think?