I tried this post last year and people seemed to really like it, so here’s the second edition!
Adam Clendening – #4
Pretty solid chirps from Clendening directed at the master himself, Paul Bissonnette.
Dan Girardi – #5
Dylan McIlrath – #6
Kevin Klein – #8
I completely forgot about this – just too good.
J.T. Miller – #10
Miller has had some truly unbelievable hair through the years.
Kevin Hayes – #13
Marc Staal – #18
So much grit in this photo. Also, just a reminder that #staalsarebrothers.
Clear edge to Oscar.
Chris Kreider – #20
And don’t forget that time he jumped out of a pool!
Derek Stepan – #21
Great form, Step – who also might have a future behind the mic.
Nick Holden – #22
Fast forward to 2:45 to see the hijinks with Gabriel Landeskog begin – great composure by Holden. He also takes a mean selfie.
Jimmy Vesey – #26
— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) February 26, 2016
The piece Vesey “wrote” for The Player’s Tribune” last season about his love for Harvard was terrific, but I’m also very partial to his top-notch Harry Potter humor.
Ryan McDonagh – #27
Henrik Lundqvist – #30
Antti Raanta – #32
Raanta’s brilliant Karate Kid cameo in the Hawks’ holiday video a few years back.
Mats Zuccarello – #36
— Kevin Hayes (@KevinPHayes12) January 7, 2015
It was impossible to narrow down all of Zucc’s brilliance, so here are some more: Zucc as a dolphin, as a kid with Peter Forsberg, with the best hairdo ever, as a Ninja Turtle, hugging his teammates, showing off his favorite stuffed animal and so on.
Michael Grabner – #40
— Michael Grabner (@grabs40) June 6, 2013
A surprising amount to choose from for Grabner, who made a ton of videos with the NHLPA back in the day, a trick shot challenge vs. Leo Komarov, does a bunch of wild workout routines and rocked a truly ridiculous Movember mustache – but this is one of the greatest draft day photos in recent memory.
Rick Nash – #61
Little Nash was a close runner up.
Brandon Pirri – #73
— brandon pirri (@pirri91) September 30, 2013
Phenomenal Halloween costumes by Ryan Stanton, Pirri, Brandon Bollig and Jeremy Morin. Pirri also rocked the AC Slater costume one year, went horseback riding in Turks and Caicos, posted this unreal selfie and reeled in a huge haul at Walmart. And then there’s this.
Brady Skjei – #76
— Brady Skjei (@BradySkjei) April 30, 2012
Josh Jooris – #86
Pavel Buchnevich – #89
— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) September 28, 2016
The beginnings of a beautiful bromance? Feel like Kreider acting as Buch’s Russian translator may become Pierre McGuire’s favorite random Rangers fact this season.
Mika Zibanejad – #93
DJ Z-Bad in his element! Even as a kid he was too suave.
Drop links to whatever I missed in the comments!