Skip to main content


Short Shifts

Sam Reinhart pranked on 21st birthday

Sabres forward gets towel full of shaving cream to face courtesy of teammate Marcus Foligno @NHL

Buffalo Sabres forward Sam Reinhart turned 21 on Sunday and his teammates made sure to celebrate the occasion by giving him a towel full of shaving cream in the face.

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: Sam Reinhart gets a birthday surprise. "I didn't see it coming."And our camera crew captured everything. Must watch -

While Reinhart chatted with Matt Moulson at the end of practice Sunday, Marcus Foligno snuck up and smashed Reinhart's face and practice jersey with a towel filled with foam. 

"I was kind of wrestling with [Moulson] in the corner, so I didn't see it coming," Reinhart said. "That's Marcus for you."

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: Happy birthday, Sam.From: Your teammates.

Reinhart was the seventh Sabres player to celebrate a birthday in the past month, but Foligno made sure to wait until after a Buffalo win to pull off the prank. The Sabres are 4-1-0 in their past five games, including a 2-1 victory against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. 

"We've had a couple of birthdays back to back in the last month, and I don't know why we haven't done it," Foligno said. "Since we won last night, it would've been a good time to do it." 

View More