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Video: Bissonnette kicks it up a notch in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 12, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

You can always count on Paul Bissonnette to take things to the next level whether it’s through his Twitter or Instagram feed.

Well… he’s done it again. This time with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:


Bissonnette, who is currently an unrestricted free agent after spending five seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes, calls out Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers and Super Bowl champion, Russell Wilson in the video.

Rodgers was quick to offer his critique:

Perhaps if he can’t land another NHL contract, a movie career is the next logical step for Bissonnette.

Bissonnette is just the latest NHLer to take the challenge, earlier this month Penguins captain, Sidney Crosby joined in.

Pete Frates is credited with starting the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. Frates was diagnosed with the progressive neurological disease, which slowly affects those suffering from the illness of the use of their muscles, in March 2012. Since then Frates has organized several charity baseball games to raise money for ALS awareness, but its’ his latest creation the Ice Bucket Challenge, which has really taken off.

For those interested, here’s the link to donate to the ALS Association (United States) or ALS Canada.

  1. downwithbettman - Aug 12, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Just another typical day for Paul Bissonnette

  2. jpelle82 - Aug 12, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    saw the guy who started this whole thing on the news yesterday, he was dismayed that half of the people doing the challenge online weren’t actually donating. they only have collected $1.3 million he said…where over 1.3 million have hashtagged it or whatever….a bunch of slack-tivists. i’m assuming these athletes are ponying up the cash but just think if everyone else was too…even if it was just a dollar.

    • 7mantel - Aug 12, 2014 at 12:08 PM

      Maybe the $$$ figures have not kept up with challenges yet ? Would hope that’s the case !

    • hcorbin1972 - Aug 12, 2014 at 12:59 PM

      Last year during the same time frame they collected $22,000. So I’d say it’s been pretty darn successful this year.

    • withseidelinn - Aug 12, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      Some guy is complaining about people who have no obligation to give donating ONLY $1.3 million? That’s rich.

      • jpelle82 - Aug 12, 2014 at 1:46 PM

        no he’s complaining about the narcissistic group within our society that will do the challenge just for attention or because its the cool thing to do. basically put up or shut up. 1.3 million is nothing when you’ve got just about every famous person in america having done it by now. dont hijack it for your own gain is all he’s saying.

      • moarjam - Aug 12, 2014 at 4:26 PM

        No. That’s all YOU are saying.

        The creator of this challenge never said he was “dismayed” or anything but completely overjoyed at the $1.3 million donated. You made that up.

      • atwatercrushesokoye - Aug 12, 2014 at 6:31 PM

        jpelle82: You mean like how every d-bag in Canada does the whole Mo-vember thing because it’s the in thing but probably 75-80% of them don’t raise any money and a lot of those wouldn’t even know what the cause is?

    • 19to77 - Aug 12, 2014 at 2:11 PM

      Considering how all-in Biznasty went with it, I think it’s probably safe to assume he pitched a hefty donation too.

  3. ravenscaps48 - Aug 12, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    This is brilliant. Pull the trigger, MacLellan! Bring him to DC

  4. 7mantel - Aug 12, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Best Yet !!

  5. wutangwild - Aug 12, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    lol that was friggin awesome. Way to go Biz, hope you get a roster spot somewhere this season

  6. 19to77 - Aug 12, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    I love Biznasty. The guy seems to have more fun living the NHL dream than every other player in the League, even though he’s a career fourth-liner who spends large chunks of any given season with AHL affiliates. Gotta love a guy who just appreciates life and having fun with it as much as he does. Guy cracks me up without fail. Good luck on that next contract Biz!

    • 3linepass - Aug 12, 2014 at 2:21 PM

      He hasn’t played a minor league game in 5 years, I guess that is “large chunks of any given season”?

  7. phtjoey - Aug 12, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    good cause. could have done the bit without the bottom up shot from the rocks under B’s butt. butt…. some may have enjoyed it…. thinking about you patthehockeyfan ;-)

  8. jdny - Aug 12, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Great video but wouldn’t it have been better to donate the money instead of spending it on the expensive production? How much did the helicopter and camera set up and production cost?

    • mcphillthy - Aug 12, 2014 at 7:14 PM

      He is raising awareness and I”ll almost guarantee he made a hefty donation. So why don’t you shut your mouth and contribute instead of criticizing and hating on the Biz

    • 7mantel - Aug 12, 2014 at 7:26 PM

      Think on the positive side ,did Bissonnett also donate $$$ ? I would think he would and how many people posted this video leading to more donations .

  9. colcoz13bcoz13 - Aug 12, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Awesome video. I hope it raises awareness. Biznasty has set the standard and exposed the cause to a whole new level!! Well done, and hopefully the other leagues accept the challange!!

  10. broadstreetsbaddest88 - Aug 13, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    That was badass, what a awesome way to bring it to the next level

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