October 31 marks one of the most fun days of the year – Halloween. While the kids are out trick or treating, NHL players are having their own Halloween parties. It’s their chance to take a break from the serious life of a hockey player, bond with their teammates, coaches and managers in a social setting and ultimately it is an opportunity for these guys to show their creative side.
Here are the Top 10 NHL Player Costumes seen at the various 2010 NHL Halloween Parties.
10 – The Phoenix Coyotes showed up to their party together dressed as civilians. When asked what they came as, the 23 players said, “We are an above average crowd in Phoenix.”
9 – Darryl Sutter attended the Calgary Flames Halloween party. It wasn’t that his costume was special, but it was an old one that he gave away for nothing, and then bought it back a few months later for $3 million dollars.
8 – Martin Brodeur wore a wedding dress, so that any time someone asked him if he would like more candy/food, he could cleverly respond “I DO!”
7 – Speaking of the Devils, Lou Lamoriello dressed up as the irresponsible journalist who misquoted him recently. You know, the one who claimed Lou said, “John MacLean’s job is safe”, when Lou actually said “John MacLean’s job is safe, LOL.”
6 – Ryan Miller had the best costume by far – he showed up as a Supermodel with really large breasts. This marked the first time all year that Miller has had good Ds.
5 – James Wisniewski dressed up as a child who loves ice cream; except he was worried the ice cream cone would melt, so he just mimicked the gesture all night.
4 – Luke Schenn in Toronto thought it would be funny to show up nude to the Leafs Halloween party. It was more weird than funny, because normally Dion Phaneuf is the only Toronto D-man that gets undressed.
3 – Todd Richards, Head Coach of the Wild, dressed up as a bartender and poured drinks for people all night, including Martin Havlat. Allan Walsh later complained that Richards didn’t give Havlat enough ice.
2 – Wade Redden attended the Rangers party dressed up as Graham James; which I guess is a testament to him really enjoying the minors.
1 – Carey Price did not go to the Canadiens Halloween party. He heard some players were going to dress up as ghosts, and Price gets very uncomfortable and upset when people say BOO.
About the Author
Written by Corey Krakower
I am the Director of NHL Content & Habs writer for ProSportsBlogging.com; I have spent 8 seasons behind the bench as a minor hockey coach; and I am the future GM of the Montreal Canadiens (according to my mom). I spend my days managing the Harrow Sports brand in my hometown of Montreal and I moonlight as a Hockey Advisor for Pi Athlete Management. Most importantly, I'll throw anyone under the bus for a laugh.