Skip to Main Content
Short Shifts

Gritty turns up on 'Jeopardy!' as answer to a clue

Contestant nails it, identifies Flyers mascot for $400 on show

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

What is Gritty?

No, we're not asking. We know he is the lovable orange furball mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers of course.

That was the answer, sorry, the question, to a clue on the long-running gameshow "Jeopardy!" on Monday.

Tweet from @Jeopardy: It you, @GrittyNHL.

When host Alex Trebek, a longtime Montreal Canadiens fan, introduced the $400 clue under the title "Recent Events" that's when a picture of Gritty was revealed.

Unlike some memorable hockey-related flubs of the past on the show, this contestant was right on it, answering correctly.

View More

The NHL has updated its Privacy Policy effective January 16, 2020. We encourage you to review it carefully.

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.