MONTREAL – While their days of trick-or-treating might be behind them, it wasn’t too long ago that Canadiens players went door to door hoping to build up their candy stock. Here’s a look at their most memorable Halloween moments.
“That would have to be the Halloween when I was 14 years old and some friends and I had the brilliant idea to light some firecracker and fireworks. I almost blew off my finger! It really hurt there for a while, but my parents never found out so that was good.” Tomas Plekanec:
“Halloween is my birthday, but I didn’t even know what Halloween was until I arrived in North America because we don’t celebrate it in the Czech Republic.” Maxim Lapierre:
“The costume I remember most is definitely Shredder, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. My dad made it and it looked exactly like the character.” Guillaume Latendresse:
“My brother Olivier and I once dressed up as Fred and Barney from the Flintstones, but I don’t remember who was who. We tried some blond highlights for Barney, but it didn’t really work. Turned out more orange.” Tom Kostopoulos:
“My best costumes were Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I wore a different one from that show three years in a row. First, I was Raphael, then Donatello and then Shredder. It was great!” Mike Komisarek:
“When I was a kid, my best costume was when I was dressed up as a hockey player. At least, that’s the only one I can share…for a bunch of reasons.” Josh Gorges:
“I was a big fan of Spiderman as a kid and I wore that as a costume one year, so I’d have to say that’s probably my most memorable Halloween.”Heather Engel is a writer for canadiens.com