Hockey players, like any athlete, can be a notoriously superstitious bunch. Finding a routine that brings a player a mental comfort and what they believe leads to success is often worth repeating. From OMHA locker rooms to the biggest superstars in the world, you’ll see that every player seems to have their own unique superstitions before, during or after a game.
Sidney Crosby told Penguins.com: "They start spending time around me, they might pick up a few themselves. Or they might stay away from it depending on how they look at it. But it's one of those things that it's fun to see those things develop, especially when you have new guys come to the team. You don't talk about it. It doesn't need to be discussed. It just kind of develops and happens."
We put a callout on our Instagram channel to players about their hockey superstitions, and the main responses were:
So, what's your hockey superstition? Let us know!
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