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Bruins dress as Star Wars characters for Halloween hospital visit

Players put on costumes, make annual trip to visit, cheer up sick children

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The Force is with the Boston Bruins this Halloween.

David Krejci and seven of his Bruins teammates donned costumes from the Star Wars movie series as they went out for their annual Halloween visit to Boston Children's Hospital.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: May the Force be with you. ���� pic.twitter.com/aQdRvp3FOe

Krejci was dressed up as dashing hero Luke Skywalker and was joined by forwards Matt Beleskey (Darth Vader), Noel Acciari (Kylo Ren), Ryan Spooner (Princess Leia), Jake DeBrusk (Han Solo) and Tim Schaller (C-3PO), and defensemen Frank Vatrano (Chewbacca) and Charlie McAvoy (Yoda) for the visit.

Bonus points go both to McAvoy for pulling off a far taller version of Yoda than from the movies, and Spooner for dressing up as Princess Leia, despite his obvious surplus of facial hair.

No matter whether he dressed as a member of the rebellion or the empire, each Bruin brought some much-needed smiles to each child's face by signing autographs, posing for pictures or just being a positive presence.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: "These are the things away from hockey that make us all happy." #NHLBruins take part in annual Halloween hospital visit: pic.twitter.com/nLNZj8kqDr

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