Travis Minaker and his three friends decided to dress up as Connor McDavid for Halloween, but the look wasn't going to be complete without showing it off to the man himself in Pittsburgh.
Minaker and his buddies made waves by dressing as the Edmonton Oilers captain, with jerseys, helmets, towels and water bottles, while sitting in the front row for the Oilers' game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday.
"I was thinking what numbers or jerseys to do, and at the end of the day a bunch of McDavids in a row was funny," Minaker told NHL.com. "I figured with the helmets and water bottles and towels, it would look funny being right next to the bench."
Minaker is an Oilers fan from Edmonton, and he happened to be in Youngstown, Ohio meeting up with his friends Ryan Cmil, Matt Rickart and Greg Lovaglio over the weekend. Minaker convinced his friends, who aren't quite as fanatic about the Oilers, to dress up as McDavid and make the roughly 60-mile trip to Pittsburgh for the game.
"We decided to do the trip and extend the line as a funny thing to do," Minaker said.
The friends received ample attention for their stunt. Cameras caught them on the Penguins broadcast, and they received some flack from the partisan home crowd.
"We've never done anything like this before but certainly would next year," Minaker said. "It was a tough environment in Pittsburgh but certainly was a lot of fun."