Ranking NHL Players Game Day Outfits


As part of ‘Life in the Bubble’ the NHL has granted players the rare opportunity to express some personality by relaxing the standard suit and tie dress code for games. Some have fared better than others. You saw Kris Versteeg do it on twitter, now I’m doing it.

Elias Pettersson: 7.3/10 — Bold choice that’s for sure, definitely flexed on us with a $200 T-shirt, love the personality.


Elvis Merzlikins: 9.6/10 — The slicked-back hair, rolled-up sleeves, and sunglasses complete the look. Honestly wouldn’t know if he’s going to a hockey game or a concert. Denim on denim is a bold choice, drip is unmatched.


Pittsburg Penguins: 3.2/10 — Where’s the personality? The flavor? Guentzel’s tan suit is just not it. However, I love the color choice by Marleau.



Florida Panthers: 2.5/10 — Boring, unoriginal, made no attempt to spice it up. Hate to see it. Polos kinda cold tho.


Jonathan Toews: 8.1/10 — Hear me out on this one, yes he’s unnecessarily wearing a suit, but what else do you expect from Toews? Pretty accurate representation of his character and the pocket square is a nice touch. I think a suit with no tie is as causal as the captain is willing to go. Very on brand.


Carolina Hurricanes: 0/10 — Just look how sad Teravainen looks. They were definitely forced to do this (whereas Toews decided to on his own). Overall just boring. Nothing exciting here.


Braden Holtby: 9.4/10 — The Caps probably set some kind of dress code, but Holtby definitely ran with it. We’ve seen some creative good looks from him in the past and he didn’t disappoint. Love the hat and the rolled-up sleeves.


Pekka Rinne and Roman Josi: 10/10 — Love the show of support for Black Lives Matter

Auston Matthews: 7.8/10 — Money doesn’t buy style, and he made that obvious. Overall, not a bad look. Love the matching bucket hat. Definitely a show of his personality.


Author: CBode

Student at the University of Wisconsin, social media for the Badger Mens Hockey team. Former USA NTDP intern. Follow me on TikTok @cbode

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