The Best NHL Halloween Costumes

With Halloween right around the corner, zombie James van Riemsdyk (pictured above) helps take a look at the best NHL Halloween costumes around the league this year.

The Capitals Get Strange

Alex Ovechkin as Batman.

That’s Evgeny Kuznetsov as Harry Potter in there and Dmitry Orlov as Bugs Bunny.

Halloween party!!!! @nastyashubskaya @kuzy092 @anastasiakuzy92 @orlov_09 @amosova_varvara @galixon @olya_pro

A photo posted by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) on

T.J. Oshie, maybe hoping that David Backes will come and rescue him, with Lauren, his wife, as Cruella Deville.

Taking my pup for a stroll before the party? ???

A photo posted by Lauren Oshie (@loshie17) on

Brooks Laich and Andre Burakovsky as a Disney duo.

Woody and Buzz want to wish you all an early Happy Halloween! #whereisandy

A photo posted by Brooks Laich (@brookslaich) on

There was some good weirdness in there, but Michael Latta and Tom Wilson win the Capitals’ costume contest for their very homemade Chuck and Wilson.

Erik Karlsson

Erik Karlsson bought out Ricky’s supply of purple body paint for this one. (What’s Canadian Ricky’s?) He went as Ursula from The Little Mermaid.

Under the sea, everything's better take it from me. ??

A photo posted by melindacurrey (@melindacurrey) on

It’s not a Colton Haynes-level Ursula, but Karlsson may have fewer friends who work in wardrobe. Maybe.

The Struggling Avengers

There is always a line between the complete commitment — P.K. Subban as Michael Jackson in “Thriller,” Ursula Karlsson, T.J. Oshie about to become a coat — and when players don some goofy get-ups and head to local children’s hospitals on Halloween.

That’s what four members of the Flames did when they got dressed up as The Avengers this week.

That’s Josh Jooris as Fabio Thor, Michael “Week-to-Week” Ferland as Hulk, Sam “Actually Canadian” Bennett as Captain America, and Dougie Hamilton as Bobblehead Iron Man.

When You’ve Got a Tall Guy

Like the Flames, some Bruins spent some time dressing up for a Children’s Hospital. They have that great situation where you’re going to dress up as a group and you’ve got one really tall guy that you can use to your advantage.

The Bruins went with a sort of deflated Gnu (Zdeno Chara) and his Minions. Probably a pretty good choice given the situation. Tuukka Rask’s minion outfit is particularly good.

Oompa Tootoo

Speaking of commitment to the costume, Jordin Tootoo.

Oompa Loompa…….#teamhalloweenparty

A photo posted by Jordin Tootoo (@jtootoo22) on

Goalies Wish

Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, and Jason Demers got out some guide canes and went as three blind mice.

Jordie Benn also had his costume posted. It’s less specific, but also confusing.

??? @jordiebenn #halloween2015

A photo posted by Jessica Kohout? (@koho8) on

Slow Start Wearing on Leafs

The Leafs slow start to the season has aged Jonathan Bernier and his fiancé Martine Forget.

Ready for Halloween ? @jobernier45

A photo posted by @martineforget on

It has also done terrible things to Brad Boyes.

Life in Mike Babcock’s Toronto.

Hall & Otts

Taylor Hall’s Zipperface is pretty good.

Steve Ott as Jared Leto’s Joker from the upcoming Suicide Squad movie is creepy, but maybe for the wrong reasons. His wife Erica’s Harley Quinn costume is pretty well done.

Also, is Ott messing with Wild fans’ #LaughAtOtt campaign from the postseason?

Strange Bruin

Boston Bruins prospect Linus Arnesson and friend as Marge Simpson and a local broadcaster.

Hörde jag halloween party?

A photo posted by Linus Arnesson (@arnessonlinus) on

h/t to @myregularface


He should have been a hot dog. Just saying.

First Pitt Halloween

A photo posted by Phil Kessel (@phil_kessel_81_) on

Costumes Past

Here’s a look at a few great costumes from years past.

One of the great NHLer costumes was P.K. Subban’s Michael Jackson from “Thriller” costume.

Though he had competition on his own team, with David Desharnais doing a pretty solid Heath Ledger Joker.

Also happening last year was the very weird Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles starring Brenden Dillon, Cody Eakin, Jamie Benn, and Tyler Seguin. It wasn’t great, but wasn’t worse than the new movies.

The Wild’s Young Guns, Mikael Granlund, Charlie Coyle, and Nino Niederreiter as fighter pilots. Are they too young to know that they could turn this into a Top Gun thing?

I’ll end it on a few Halloween stories that @NHLhistorygirl has posted over the years. (Follow her. Required reading on her feed.)

And a photo of Steve Yzerman as Chris O’Donnell’s anatomically correct Robin with Brendan Shanahan as Batman.

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