NHL

Hockey stars show off their lighter side at NHL Media Day

The hockey season is less than a month away, but before your favourite players hit the ice, they have to hit the studio. Welcome to NHL Media Day, where networks get to collect all of the behind-the-scenes footage their hockey-loving hearts desire.

Fleury, Eberle, Drouin take promotional shots for new teams

Arizona Coyotes' Max Domi (16) runs into the boys from On The Bench at NHL Media Day in New York on Wednesday. (Twitter/@ArizonaCoyotes)

Hockey season is less than a month away, but before your favourite players hit the ice, they have to hit the studio.

Welcome to NHL Media Day, where networks get to collect all of the behind-the-scenes footage their hockey-loving hearts desire.

It's also where Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele channels his inner Derek Zoolander with a splash of Horatio Caine.


Yup, you can go ahead and drop the mic on that shoot.


From blue steel to mean muggin,' which also seemed to be a theme of the day.


But before the intimidation techniques comes the makeup, because Boston Bruins' Tukka Rask knows you have to look good to feel good to play good.


Canadians Marc-Andre Fleury, Jonathan Drouin and Jordan Eberle showed off their fresh gear after heading to new teams this off-season. 


Even the boys from On The Bench got in on the action.


That's fake Canadian sports broadcasters Jacob Ardown and Olly Postanin, known for their obscure hockey advice video posts teaching the "fundies" (fundamentals) of the game. 


And then there was Johnny Gaudreau, who came for the snacks and stayed for the great lighting.


The NHL season kicks off on Oct. 4.

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