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Bailey Ranked No. 1 Mascot in the NHL by ESPN

ESPN ranked the LA Kings' lion at the top of the league for his sass and charm

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

The debut of the Flyers' new controversial mascot, Gritty, has everyone talking about what makes a mascot successful.

This includes ESPN, which ranked the top mascots in the NHL for the 2018-19 season. Luckily for us, LA Kings' Bailey was at the top of the list. 

Tweet from @BaileyLAKings: Hey Gritty https://t.co/l5gWSYg2wf

Bailey, who was also ranked the number one mascot in the NHL for the 2017-18 season, is "known for his in-game antics against opposing fans that include popcorn showers," ESPN said. "Bailey has also roared into online feuds with everyone from C.M. Punk to hubristic hockey writers."

Video: LA Kings mascot Bailey helps a couple get engaged

Tweet from @BaileyLAKings: Live look at my boy @CMPunk pic.twitter.com/1eoN3tI4K0

His twitter bio says it all:

"World's sassiest Lion with a little attitude on the side! 2time STANLEY CUP CHAMPION 12-14. I live tweet car chases."

Is there anything he can't do?

Video: The LA Kings play NHL Threes on EA Sports NHL 18

On top of being a character in the arena, Bailey is also building character outside the arena. He leads a group called Bailey's Buddies, a club that supports the Ace Bailey's Children's Foundation.

Those who join receive access to members-only events, swag, giveaways, game tickets and much more. 

Tweet from @BaileyLAKings: Words cannot express the gratitude I have for these 3 WWII veterans. #bastogne pic.twitter.com/idZaRSUxYZ

Other notable mascots in the league included Gnash the Sabretooth Tiger from the Nashville Predators, S.J. Sharkie from the San Jose Sharks and Iceburgh from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

We may be biased, but there's only one fuzzy animal that has our hearts. 

Want to meet Bailey or invite him to your party? Just put in a request for an appearance.

Or, you can see him live in action during the 2018-19 season! Get tickets now. 

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