The NHL is full of characters and fortunately for us, the world of Twitter gives the fans the chance to see the players’ personalities. And while some of the guys on this list might not make any top ten lists for hockey, they have certainly mastered the art of social media.
If there were an end-of-season award for best Twitter account, it would hands down go to this man; Paul Bissonnette of the Phoenix Coyotes. Never heard of him? It’s not surprising. He hardly ever gets ice time, and the best part is… that’s what he tweets about most. He retweets people making fun of him, he makes fun of himself, and he is consistently tweeting controversial things. He even had his previous account discontinued after a remark about Ilya Kovalchuk. Lucky for Twitter fans, he came back as BizNasty2point0. Here is a quick sample of some of his top tweets over the years.
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference isn’t as Twitter-ly active as some of the other players on the list, but when he does tweet, you can count on it being entertaining. Or something adorable about his two daughters. Or something about saving the environment. But when he does let his humorous side out, his most comical tweets usually come from questions his fans ask.
The LA Kings
Okay, this isn’t a single player, but they had to be on this list. The LA Kings Twitter is often called the best Twitter account of any sports team. They constantly push the limit of professionalism but never actually cross the line. They chirp their rivals (and every other team) and fans who dare to engage them. And they are certainly not afraid to hurt feelings seeing as their account description says “we apologize for any future tweets that may offend you.” In short, they’re pretty awesome if you have a sense of humor.
Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich is relatively new to the Twitter world, but he’s making his debut nicely. For only being on Twitter for a few short months, he has a pretty good selection of comic relief. Here is expresses his concern for golf and clothing.
So the moral of the story is: if you ever need a good laugh, just start clicking through NHL players’ Twitter accounts.