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P.K. Subban, NHL players celebrate Halloween

Predators defenseman dresses as Prince, Auston Matthews gets political with costume @NHLdotcom

It's time to trade in helmets for masks.

Around the NHL, players have embraced the Halloween spirit, dressing as their favorite characters or monsters, perhaps in the hopes of netting some free candy.

Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban dressed up as the late, great artist Prince, and Toronto Maple Leafs star rookie Auston Matthews got political as viral presidential debate legend Ken Bone.

Here is a sampling of some of the best costumes that NHL players had to offer.

Boston Bruins


Danton Heinen, Zdeno Chara, David Pastrnak; Brandon Carlo, Pastrnak, Torey Krug, Brad Marchand, John-Michael Liles, Heinen.

Buffalo Sabres

Sam Reinhart and Jack Eichel; Zach Bogosian and his wife Bianca, Matt Moulson and his wife Alicia, and Kyle Okposo and his wife Danielle; Zemgus Girgensons and Katie Sullivan.

Chicago Blackhawks

Jonathan Toews and his girlfriend Lindsey; Scott Darling and fiancee Martha Buckley; Dennis Rasmussen and Michal Kempny; Artem Anisimov and Artemi Panarin.

Colorado Avalanche

Matt Duchene and his wife Ashley; Calvin Pickard; Nikita Zadorov and his Aleksandra Fedorova.

Edmonton Oilers

Patrick Maroon and his wife Francesca; Jesse Puljujarvi and Iiro Pakarinen; Jordan Eberle and his fiancee Lauren Rodych; Anton Slepyshev and wife Julia and son.

Florida Panthers

Aaron Ekblad and Dayna Mastro; Jonathan Huberdeau; Jaromir Jagr and Veronika Koprivova; Jason Demers and Jillian Mueller.

New York Rangers

Adam Clendening and Katherine Donnelly; Brandon Pirri and Josh Jooris; Dylan McIlrath, Mika Zibanejad, Dylan McIlrath, Henrik Lundqvist; Pavel Buchnevich.

Nashville Predators

Subban; Ryan Johansen and Madison Bell

Ottawa Senators

Cody Ceci and Jamie Thompson; Erik Karlsson and Melinda Currey; Kyle Turris and wife Julie.

Pittsburgh Penguins


Kris Letang, his wife Catherine and son Alex; Chris Kunitz and wife Maureen.

Toronto Maple Leafs

James van Riemsdyk, Mitch Marner, Tyler Bozak; Jake Gardiner and fiancee Lucy Cashin; Peter Holland and his Sasha Sheiman and Auston Matthews; Matt Martin and Sydney Esiason; Connor Carrick and Lexi Solofra.

Washington Capitals

Tom Wilson and Andre Burakovsky; Nate Schmidt and Evgeny Kuznetsov, Matt Niskanen, Braden Holtby; TJ Oshie, his wife Lauren and their daughter Lyla; Alex Ovechkin; Dmitry Orlov and his wife Varvara

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