Tkachuk bobblehead split

Even Matthew Tkachuk's bobblehead shares his unusual habit.

The Florida Panthers forward has his own bobblehead that will be given out to fans in attendance on Wednesday at Amerant Bank Arena for a game against the Detroit Red Wings.

But this bobblehead's head is just a little different – it has Tkachuk's trademark mouthguard hanging out of the left side of his mouth.

Tkachuk is known as the NHL's premier mouthguard chomper the way Stephen Curry is for the NBA's Golden State Warriors.

It has been documented by Matthew's brother and Ottawa Senators captain Brady Tkachuk that he picked up the habit from watching now-Red Wings forward Patrick Kane back in his days with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Perhaps Tkachuk's most famous mouthguard chomping moment was his series-clinching goal in the final seconds of of Game 4 of the 2023 Eastern Conference Final against the Carolina Hurricanes that sent the Panthers to their second Stanley Cup Final in franchise history.