5 NHL Players that Love to Party
Hockey playoffs are on! NHL players have been known to get into one every once in a while. What does #InOne mean, you ask? Being #InOne means knocking back a couple of beers to start the night, switch over to the hard bar, couple tequila shots to keep yourself going, back on the hard bar to keep your drunkenness, and then hopefully passed out in your bed by 2 am. #InOne. So if you love to party and want to cheer for a few NHL players who party here is our list.
5. Evander Kane – LW
In the offseason it’s no secret that Kane loves to spend his time in Vegas, drinking with his buddies and making an appearance at some clubs. This Is a guy that’s gonna give you what you need in a player, grit, dedication to the booze, and will even sacrifice his real job to party with the boys. This is not what any general manager wants to hear about their NHL player. In 2016, Kane was suspended for missing practice after getting into one with some NBA players at the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto. That’s the kind of player I want. That is why Evander Kane gets my 5 spot.
4. Dustin Byfuglien – D
4. Dustin Byfuglien – D
This 6 foot 5, 266-pound defenceman is one of the best 2-way players in the game. Someone who doesn’t follow hockey and doesn’t know what a 2-way player is, its someone who can guzzle a couple Sixers of barley pops as well as knock down the late night cocktails. But I mean, if I was as big of a unit as Big Buff I would probably be able to knock down all that booze as well.
Big Buff has been known to spend his offseason not really giving a single fuck. Buff came into camp back in 2013 weighing over 300lbs. Hoofta, I could only imagine the number of brewskis, buff put back that summer. Spending his time on the lake, ripping lips, and knocking down beer. He was actually acquitted of DUI charges as well. Buff is definitely a guy I want anchoring my team, and if you can get him early. Do it.
3. Brad Marchand – LW
This pesky 5 foot 9, 180-pound player, is a player you hate to drink against and a player you want to drink with. This guy is going to be the hardest partier out there and you should expect only the best from him. After winning the cup in 2011 with the Boston Bruins Marchand went after the booze hard and often.
Multiple pictures and videos surfaced of Marchand and his partner in crime, Tyler Seguin. The Boston Bruins had their own documentary, to document the road to the Stanley Cup and the celebration part of it as well. Marchand was unable to provide an interview for the DVD documentary as he was “too intoxicated”. His dad had to sit him down and tell him to chill the fuck out. All that and still manages to be one of the best NHL players. That’s the determination you want. Brad gets my 3rd pick.
2. Patrick Kane – RW
My oh my, was this guy a close to having the #1 spot. Kane is always in the mix when it comes to controversy. Okay, quick who is the first person that comes to mind when you see this, “NHL Player Intoxicated and Assaults Cab Driver”. Did you guess Patrick Kane? Now I’m not 100% sure Kane was intoxicated when he and his cousin got into it with the cab driver, but the incident occurred at 4 am over $15. So if I was a betting man, I would have to say he was in fact, intoxicated.
Now, this isn’t the only time we’ve seen Kane drunk and up to no good. There was, of course, the Stanley Cup partying, Limo partying, and of course Cinco De Mayo 2010. Kane loves the spotlight and isn’t afraid to show his true colors, drinking with his shirt off, passing out at the bar in Cinco De Mayo. Lots of heart in this kid, lots of drive. With that, Patrick has my #2
1. Alex Ovechkin – LW
After winning the cup in 2018 this guy had a summer. If you didn’t at least hear about Ovechkin once, you live under a rock. Ovie solidified his Hall of Fame career after the Stanley cup by partying what felt like every night and day. Ovie was all offense this past summer and it was fucking great to watch. Throwing out the first pitch at the Nationals game and then getting absolutely torqued in the stands afterward, to keg stands and swimming in a fountain at the Georgetown Waterfront. At one point I wasn’t sure if Ovie had stopped drinking.
Every weekend, Ovie was up to something different, but boozing was always common. He’s the best offensive drinker in the game, one of the best NHL players ever, and he deserves the #1 spot on this list. I really hope the Washington Capitals win the cup against this summer so we can see Ovechkin get torqued up in Vegas.