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Gritty dons suit, works red carpet, wins at 2019 Webby Awards

Flyers mascot celebrates victory at 23rd-annual event

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Call Gritty the award-winning Philadelphia Flyers mascot.

Gritty joined fellow celebrities Michael Douglas, Desus and Mero, Neil Degrasse-Tyson and many others who won 2019 Webby Awards.

The mascot accepted his prize Monday in New York.

Gritty, who recently posted his resume on Twitter, built on it by winning the "People's Voice Award for Social: Athletes and Sports Teams" category at the 23rd-annual award show.

The furball donned his finest (only?) suit, then gave just a five-word acceptance speech after receiving his award, with some help from actress Jenny Slate.

Tweet from @GrittyNHL: I continue to amaze me. @TheWebbyAwards #5WordSpeech pic.twitter.com/URV9MrfznE

It's a speech few will forget.

Gritty, who took the NHL by storm after his memorable rollout last September, worked the red carpet like the veteran he is. 

Unfortunately Claude Giroux was not in attendance.

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