They might look thuggish and burly skating circles around the competition, but once the helmets come off, our Ottawa Senators sure are dapper.
The writers at Vanity Fair magazine couldn’t agree more, rating two of of the team’s leading gentlemen among the top 10 best-dressed players in the NHL.
In the one corner, hailing from Sweden, standing at six-foot nothing and weighing in at 180 pounds, we have the Sens’ beloved baby-faced Erik Karlsson at number seven.
Vanity Fair insists the star defenceman, who darts about the ice with the grace of a gazelle, “defies the thuggish-defenceman cliché” when he dons his best suit on his off-hours.
He struts around in “Euro-cut slim suits and button-downs that pop with colour,” the magazine’s design gurus say.
It doesn’t hurt that posters of the young chap are plastered on many a young woman’s bedroom wall, hoisting his Norris Trophy.
Some ladies might even want to see him wearing nothing but the trophy.