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Gaudreau, Flames ride horses to help kick off Calgary Stampede

Team members participated in event-opening parade Friday

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Johnny Gaudreau is no stranger to the Calgary Stampede, even if his footwear didn't necessarily reflect that Friday.

The Calgary Flames forward sported a flannel shirt, cowboy hat and sneakers while on horseback at the Calgary Stampede Parade.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: They���re not Yeezys ... but Johnny is bringing his own style to the Stampede Parade footwear game. pic.twitter.com/e907bvZkMz

Gaudreau joined teammates Mike Smith, Troy Brouwer, Michael Stone and coach Bill Peters as Flames employees in team-logo-adorned flannels to help kick off the 106th annual stampede. Gaudreau's dad was also there, rocking sneakers and looking good on horseback.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: Papa Hockey is ready �� pic.twitter.com/BQ9loAIolR

It was Gaudreau's second straight appearance at the stampede parade, and he wore athletic shoes at last year's event too. But Smith, participating in his first stampede parade, looked more the part in boots and a leather vest.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: Outfit on point, Smitty �� Get ready @calgarystampede Parade, we���re on our way! pic.twitter.com/qic8TS9JG8

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