• 30 of the 32 National Hockey League teams have a mascot

  • The New York Rangers were the only franchise to have never had a mascot before the Seattle Kraken joined the NHL in 2021

  • ‘Benny’ is the secondary mascot for the Winnipeg Jets


Mascots are a crucial part of the gameday experience in any sport and that is no different when it comes to ice hockey.

In fact, mascots have to get the crowd pumped up for 82 National Hockey League fixtures every season – which is no easy task considering the gruelling schedule.

While mascots don’t necessarily have a direct impact on NHL odds, home teams can benefit from a particularly energetic figure increasing the volume before a big game.

Bizarrely the New York Rangers have never had a mascot in their illustrious history. Founded in 1926, the Rangers remain the only NHL franchise to steer clear of a club symbol.

The Seattle Kraken are yet to confirm an official franchise mascot but they only joined the National Hockey League in 2021 and so we’ll let them off for now…

From the bouncy Stanley C. Panther to Blades the Bruin there are a wide range of mascots covered. Whether cuddly, fierce or scary, there is an NHL mascot for everyone.

We’ve tackled the different ice hockey positions, now we’re looking at the NHL mascots. With 30 of the 32 teams represented by a sporting icon, it’s sure to be one heck of a ride!

NHL Mascot List 2021/22

As of November 2021, there are two NHL teams without an official mascot. The New York Rangers have never had a mascot while the Seattle Kraken are new to the league…

On the other hand, the Winnipeg Jets have two ‘mascots’. Benny was the original Winnipeg mascot before Mick E. Moose was introduced in 2011.

Benny and Mick E. Moose work closely together to promote the Jets brand at every National Hockey League fixture.

Strap yourselves in betting fans, it’s time to look at every NHL mascot – starting with Detroit Red Wings mascot, Al the Octopus.

  • Al the Octopus - Detroit Red Wings

  • Bailey - Los Angeles Kings

  • Bernie the St. Bernard - Colorado Avalanche

  • Benny - Winnipeg Jets

  • Blades the Bruin - Boston Bruins

  • Carlton the Bear - Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Chance - Vegas Golden Knights

  • Fin the Whale - Vancouver Canucks

  • Gnash - Nashville Predators

  • Gritty - Philadelphia Flyers

  • Harvey the Hound - Calgary Flames

  • Howler the Coyote - Arizona Coyotes

  • Hunter - Edmonton Oilers

  • Iceburgh - Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Louie - St Louis Blues

  • Mick E. Moose - Winnipeg Jets

  • N.J. Devil - New Jersey Devils

  • Nordy - Minnesota Wild

  • Sabretooth - Buffalo Sabres

  • S.J. Sharkie - San Jose Sharkes

  • Slapshot - Washington Capitals

  • Sparky the Dragon - New York Islanders

  • Spartacat - Ottawa Senators

  • Stanley C. Panther and Viktor E. Rat - Florida Panthers

  • Stinger - Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Stormy and Caroline- Carolina Hurricanes

  • Thunderbug - Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Tommy Hawk - Chicago Blackhawks

  • Victor E. Green - Dallas Stars

  • Wild Wing - Anaheim Ducks

  • Youppi! - Montreal Canadiens


*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*

 

FIRST PUBLISHED: 28th November 2021

About the Author
By
Alex McMahon Sport

Alex is a sports betting tipster, specialising in Premier League football, the Champions League and horse racing.

He loves placing a weekly accumulator on the football at the weekend and dreams of landing the big winner that will take him back to Las Vegas.

As well as writing sports betting tips for 888sport since 2015, Alex has produced content for several international media companies, such as Goal.com and The SPORTBible.