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Photos: NHL players treat us with Halloween costumes

Oct 30, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

Halloween is just a day away, and with the NHL schedule generally lighter on Wednesdays than Thursdays, it shouldn’t be surprising that hockey players are rolling out many of their costumes tonight. And they are … elaborate.

This isn’t a comprehensive collection by any means. Instead, it’s just a few highlights from recent days. PHT might throw a few more up on the actual tooth-rotting holiday, depending upon the treats that surface tomorrow.

First, let’s start with arguably the highlight of them all, as Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michael Kostka revealed his eerie resemblance Chris Hemsworth/Thor:


( points out that the Penguin in that photo is Brad Mills. Sidney Crosby = not impressed.)

CSNChicago also shared Niklas Hjalmarsson‘s … decorative take on the Mad Hatter:


This past weekend, Brandon Dubinsky shared his costume, which is some kind of zombie-monster:


There’s a Saku Koivu joke in there somewhere, perhaps.

And, not to be outdone, Anton Khudobin tugs on our Ghostbusters nostalgia, via his Instagram account:



Feel free to share other ones you come across in the comments. Again, there might be more if NHL players throw some more good stuff on Twitter and other platforms.

  1. ethanmacleod1685 - Oct 30, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    That last one is amazing

  2. guitarhunterdude - Oct 30, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Granlund, Niederreiter, and Coyle from the Wild had a decent one. Not nearly as cool as these, but it was kinda cool to see the three “kids” do one together.

  3. pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    The last one is the best!

  4. BlackandGoldMNBruinsFan - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Is Dobby wearing a codpiece as the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man?

  5. earpaniac - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Pretty easy to see why Kostka’s nickname is “Thor”. Lol

  6. gebray1s - Oct 31, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Brian Elliott’s costume

  7. rsmith1756 - Oct 31, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    Koivu joke? really? the dude had cancer thats when he went bald, didnt realize cancer jokes were funny.

  8. topshelf37 - Oct 31, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    I heard John Scott dressed up as a hockey player but I can’t find pictures anywhere. Anyone have one?

  9. iamcanadian87 - Oct 31, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Pretty sure Hjalmarsson is dressed as Johnny Depp’s character in Alice in Wonderland.

    • iamcanadian87 - Oct 31, 2013 at 1:10 PM

      Never mind, got the captions mixed up lol.

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