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Youppi! to be inducted into Mascot Hall of Fame on Sunday

The show must go on -- virtually

by Steven Nechay @CanadiensMTL /

On Sunday, Youppi! will become the first active NHLer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The Mascot Hall of Fame, that is.

Earlier this season, Youppi! was named a member of the Class of 2020 following an online vote that saw him elected alongside contemporaries Boomer (Indiana Pacers), the Oriole Bird (Baltimore Orioles), and Blue (Indianapolis Colts).

A fur-mal formal induction ceremony was originally slated to take place this month at the homeplace of the Hall in Whiting, IN but has since moved online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Nothing stops a mascot party.

Fortunately for fans who have ever wondered whether mascots have fingers, the colorful celebration - including a larger than life ring ceremony - will be broadcast live on June 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET via

Video: Youppi! will be inducted into the Mascot HOF in 2020

With Youppi! having not said a word for over 40 years, chances are his acceptance speech won't be cut short by an orchestral score.

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