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Icons, monstrous looks among NHL players' best Halloween costumes

Clowns, ghoulish creatures, funny outfits represented throughout League

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Halloween's here and NHL stars are just like the rest of us. They can't resist a great costume. This year they've been creepy, clever, crazy and everything in between. Check out some of the best costumes of 2017 from the NHL's spookiest characters ... if you dare ...

 
COLORADO AVALANCHE

Goalie Jonathan Bernier and wife Martine Forget horrified kids everywhere with the creepiest clown costumes imaginable. Nikita Zadorov pulled off a spot-on Ronald McDonald costume with his wife Alexandra.

Forwards Nail Yakupov, Mikko Rantanen, Sven Andrighetto and Mark Barberio found... interesting...wigs and soccer kits to play the role of incredible soccer players.

Instagram from @nailer1064: FC Madison ⚽️.

 
EDMONTON OILERS

Eric Gryba and Cam Talbot, along with their wives Cate and Kelly, made themselves up as the rock band Kiss for their Halloween party Sunday.

Tweet from @grybes02: I was made for lovin��� you! pic.twitter.com/936MTocld6

Milan Lucic and his wife Brittany dressed up as two members of the Suicide Squad, with Brittany playing Harley Quinn and Lucic rocking a killer Joker costume.

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NASHVILLE PREDATORS

Roman Josi and girlfriend Ellie Ottaway appear to have contracted some sort of flesh-eating disease.

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NEW YORK RANGERS

Thanks to Kevin Shattenkirk, it looks like winter is here. He enlisted the help of a professional makeup artist to transform him into the Night King from Game of Thrones.

Instagram from @shattdeuces: Amazing work by @itsbphelps transforming me into the Night King for Halloween! #winteriscoming #thrones ��: @itsjlev

 
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

Bryan Rust and his girlfriend Kelsey Burton committed to a Flintstones theme, with Rust playing Fred and Burton pulling off a flawless version of Wilma. They get bonus points for incorporating Dino the dinosaur with their pet dog. Kris Letang and his wife Catherine Laflamme were straight out of a winter paradise.

Penguins forward Conor Sheary did his best Danny Zuko impersonation, and his fiancee Jordan Sullivan dressed up as Sandy Olsson from the 1978 musical "Grease."

Pittsburgh goalie Matt Murray picked out a retro Yankees jersey to imitate Joe DiMaggio, alongside his girlfriend Christina Sirignano who was dressed up as DiMaggio's former wife, Marilyn Monroe.

 
ST. LOUIS BLUES

Vladimir Tarasenko's wife Yana found a way to do something many NHL defensemen couldn't: lock up the Blues forward. Tarasenko played the role of a prisoner, and his wife was a police women.

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TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Nikita Kucherov took a break from scoring goals enough to dress up as a fighter pilot alongside his wife Anastasiia. Alex Killorn and Andrej Sustr honored two sports legends with their costumes. Killorn dressed up as 1980s-era tennis star Bjorn Borg, and Sustr was a 1990s-era Andre Agassi, as each completed his costume with an incredible wig.

Chris Kunitz and his wife Maureen resembled some epic comic-book characters, each pulling off incredible versions of the Andy Warhol-inspired Pop Art comic men and women.

Under all of that makeup are Tyler Johnson and Jake Dotchin, who may have pulled off the scariest clown costume ever.

Instagram from @tjohnny09: Thank you to @buschgardens and @howloscream for hooking @dotcho4 and I with our costumes! #FacedMyFear

 
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

Nazim Kadri put on his best poofy-haired wig and dusted off his easel and paint set to put together a perfect Bob Ross costume. Maple Leafs forward Matt Martin and girlfriend Sydney Esiason donned their Sunday bests to imitate Aldo Raine and Bridget von Hammersmark, characters from the 2009 Quentin Tarantino movie "Inglourious Basterds."

 
VANCOUVER CANUCKS

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, which means Jake Virtanen sure is showing the love for Michael Del Zotto.

The Vancouver Canucks forward showed off his Halloween costume, where he rocked headphones and an incredible wig to resemble Del Zotto while performing at a DJ gig.

Tweet from @MichaelDelZotto: @Jake_Virtanen doing his best impression of me. #teamhalloweenshaker pic.twitter.com/qRjVdRJSk2

Besides performing as the Canucks defenseman, Del Zotto is an amateur DJ in his spare time. He has dropped beats across North America for several years.

 
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and his wife Hannah poked fun at her pregnancy for their tandem costume. Pierre-Edouard was a battery, and his wife dressed up as the Energizer bunny with a drum that said Energizer baby.

If you fear clowns, James Neal and his girlfriend Melanie Collins were the scariest people at the Vegas Golden Knights Halloween party. The Golden Knights forward dressed up as Pennywise, the clown from "It," and Collins was a scary rainbow clown.

The Golden Knights also posted a team photo to celebrate their first Halloween.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: There have been a lot of questions about this picture. AND WE HAVE ANSWERS! pic.twitter.com/e77nhMBkky

This ghoulish group included Marc-Andre Fleury as a green army man and Malcolm Subban as a giant panda.

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