NHL Mascots

National Hockey League (NHL) Mascots
Sport mascots in National Hockey League

philadelphia flyers mascot Gritty

Philadelphia Flyers Mascot – Gritty

When the Philadelphia Flyers introduced Gritty as their new mascot in 2018, it was clear that he was unlike any other mascot that had come before him. His wild appearance, zany antics, and irreverent personality immediately made him a fan favorite. But Gritty was not the first mascot to represent the Philadelphia Flyers. Slapshot The first official mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers was Slapshot. He made his debut in 1976, ...
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pittsburgh penguins mascot Iceburgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins Mascots: From Pete to Iceburgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins, one of the oldest and most successful ice hockey teams in the NHL, have been entertaining crowds since their inaugural season in 1967. However, few fans know about the history of the team's mascots, from the beloved Penguin Pete to the current fan favorite, Iceburgh. In this article, we will take a trip down memory lane and explore the evolution of the Pittsburgh Penguins' mascots. Penguin Pete ...
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Al the Octopus - Detroit Red Wings mascot NHL

Detroit Red Wings – Al the Octopus

Al the Octopus, a symbol of a distinct and rather unusual tradition at Detroit Red Wings games, represents the enduring custom of tossing octopuses onto the ice for good luck. This vibrant practice, unique to the professional ice hockey team, has persisted since 1952. This quirky tradition first unfolded on April 15, 1952, when Pete and Jerry Cusimano, two brothers who operated a fish market, launched an octopus onto the ...
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Carlton the Bear - Tornoto Maple Leafs mascot

Carlton the Bear – Toronto Maple Leafs

From the moment he entered Maple Leaf Gardens as a welcomed surprise guest at a Nov. 12, 1995 game, to his first appearance as the official team mascot on October 10, 1995 at the Leafs' home-opener in Toronto against the New York Islanders. At the Air Canada Centre and beyond, Carlton the Bear has been an integral part of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization; both in spirit and action. During ...
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NHL New York Rangers emblem

New York Rangers Mascot

As of November 2021, there are two NHL teams without an official mascot. The New York Rangers have never had a mascot while the Seattle Kraken are new to the league ...
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