Saturday, September 26, 2009

Who is the NHL's best-dressed player?

Tampa Bay Lightning star forward Vincent Lecavalier learned the finer points of fashion long before a dress code was written into the NHL's collective bargaining agreement in 2005. "Ten years old we had to wear a shirt and tie. I had a leather zip-up tie," Lecavalier, who played minor hockey in Île-Bizard, Que., told a few years back. Nineteen years later, Lecavalier is still garnering attention for his wardrobe, but he isn't alone.

CBC reports:

Chicago's Adam Burish isn't shy to don a suit jacket with a flannel-type design, while New Jersey's Brendan Shanahan is known for stopping women in their tracks wearing anything navy blue, white or dark. And not long ago, Ray Emery's wardrobe included 50 pairs of shoes, a dozen watches, diamond chains and a $4,000 suit. Now that Emery has returned to the NHL with Philadelphia, should he be recognized as the best-dressed player?

For an answer, enlisted retired NHL player Jeremy Roenick, Hockey Night in Canada's Scott Oake, NHL player agent Kent Hughes and Canadian women's hockey player Jennifer Botterill as part of its continuing five-part series of predictions on the lighter side of the game.

Roenick: Mike Ribeiro [Dallas]. I've seen him dress pretty funky. He definitely throws it way out there, in terms of how you look. He just likes to entertain. He's doing it for the 'wow' effect and I like that about him.

Read more at CBC.