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10 of the coolest NHL promotional items of 2016-17

Brent Burns grills, Joe Thornton Chia Pet highlight list of season's best giveaways @NHLdotcom

The San Jose Sharks are having another original promotion Sunday, giving fans a "Brent Burns Grill."

That's right, the most unique smile in the league will be handed out to fans in attendance for a game against the Dallas Stars.

The Sharks have a knack for great promotions, but so do plenty of other teams. Here is a look at some of the most unique items given out to fans during this season:


Nashville Predators oven mitt

Tweet from @PredsNHL: All fans in attendance at today's game will receive a #Preds oven mitt courtesy of @IntelliCentric! �������������� #FLAvsNSH

Giveaway date: Feb. 11 vs. Florida Panthers

The Predators offered fans a unique and functional item when they gave away a team-logo oven mitt. A few of them left without their giveaway, however. Viktor Arvidsson had a hat trick and the mitts went flying.


Braden Holtby bobblehead election winner

Tweet from @Capitals: Bobbleheads @Holts170, @JustinWilliams and @tom_wilso debate the night before the #CapsElectionNight. Tickets here:

Giveaway date: March 21 vs. Calgary Flames

CNN's Wolf Blitzer announced that Holtby had won the popular vote ahead of teammates Justin Williams and Tom Wilson on Election Night. Fans will get a heavily padded, bearded bobblehead later this month. (


Ralph Macchio bobbleleg

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Wishing a happy birthday to @ralphmacchio! ����Looking forward to Ralph Macchio #bobblehead night on 12/23! ��:

Giveaway date: Dec. 23 vs. Buffalo Sabres

Ralph Macchio is a diehard New York Islanders fan, and they rewarded him with his very own bobblehead doll complete with bobbleleg. Macchio is wearing an Islanders jersey and headband, team-colored gloves and is doing the Crane Kick, from his role as Daniel in the 1984 smash hit "The Karate Kid."


Gordie Howe statue

Tweet from @BradGalli: FIRST LOOK: Gordie Howe Replica Statue Night at the Red Wings game on Nov. 4. 5,000 fans will get a really cool piece of hockey art.

Giveaway date: Nov. 4 vs. Winnipeg Jets

In the farewell season to Joe Louis Arena, the Detroit Red Wings honored Gordie Howe by giving away an awesome, high-quality statue of the late Mr. Hockey. The Red Wings also gave away similar statues of Alex Delvecchio and Ted Lindsay and will offer fans a mini replica Joe Louis Arena on April 8.


Goal light ornament

Tweet from @ScottKingMedia: #Blackhawks goal light ornament giveaway. Yes it makes noise.

Giveaway date: Dec. 1 vs. New Jersey Devils

The Chicago Blackhawks offered this item to fans just in time for the holidays, so the goal light Christmas ornament made for a terrific stocking stuffer. It even lights up and plays the Blackhawks goal horn from United Center.


Kachina tuxedo t-shirt

Tweet from @coyotespress: #Coyotes Tweets: Those kachina tuxedo shirts. ��

Giveaway date: Dec. 29 vs. New York Rangers.

The Coyotes celebrated New Year's Eve on Dec. 29, wearing their 1996 throwback uniforms, and they gave away these glorious tuxedo t-shirts to mark the occasion. The Kachina-themed shirt gives fans a fun array of colors and a touch of class to bring to parties and games alike.


Jaromir Jagr bobblehead

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: So. Many. Boxes.(Pretty awesome stuff inside, though. ��)

Giveaway date: Oct. 15 vs. Detroit Red Wings

It's easy to love Jaromir Jagr, which is why this bobblehead is a must-have for hockey fans of all ages and allegiances. The bobblehead comes complete with six pucks that celebrate his finest accomplishments in the NHL.


Joe Thornton Chia Pet Beard

Giveaway date: Jan. 21 vs. Colorado Avalanche

Ch-ch-ch chia! The miraculously growing pottery that mimics Thornton's incredible facial hair is an amazing keepsake. So lifelike.


Brent Burns Grill

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Who wore it better: @Burnzie88 or the #NHLNow crew?Get your own Brent Burns Grill tomorrow:

Giveaway date: March 12 vs. Dallas Stars.

You too can have the toothy grin sported by the Sharks star defenseman with this super-unique giveaway item. (Beard grown separately)


Artemi Panarin "bobblebread" doll

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Not sure if you heard, but it's bobblebread night!And, yes, we will be giving some away! #BobbleBread

Giveaway date: Dec. 18 vs. San Jose Sharks

Panarin, known as "The Bread Man," lent his likeness for this doll, which is completed with the second-year Blackhawks forward clad in his full uniform and holding a loaf of bread.

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