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World Smile Day brings out pearly whites around NHL

Teams share pictures of smiling players to commemorate occasion

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

It's time to show off your pearly white teeth, because the NHL is celebrating World Smile Day on Friday.

Tweet from @NHL: Shouldn't every day be #WorldSmileDay? pic.twitter.com/hXRflNmflg

New York Islanders captain John Tavares can barely contain his excitement about the day.

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Happy #WorldSmileDay! �� #Isles pic.twitter.com/hElr1bn5VM

Calgary Flames forwards Sam Bennett and Troy Brouwer appear more than willing to smile for the cameras.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: Happy #WorldSmileDay �� pic.twitter.com/if8mLdRhBr

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog celebrated by smiling for the hidden in-goal camera.

Tweet from @Avalanche: .@nferry77 pic.twitter.com/r5bumrLRG9

The San Jose Sharks picked the most adorable picture of forward Tomas Hertl to celebrate World Smile Day.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: :-)) #WorldSmileDay pic.twitter.com/87lAFp0GMa

New Jersey Devils forward Beau Bennett mimics the smile emoji to show his exuberance for the day.

Tweet from @NJDevils: ���������������� #WorldSmileDay pic.twitter.com/bK4jOXeHgF

Don't look now, Vancouver Canucks fans but here comes a smiling Sven Baertschi.

Tweet from @Canucks: Happy #WorldSmileDay! pic.twitter.com/oH5R7m68oR

The NHLPA is excited that World Smile Day means the NHL season is just five days away.

Tweet from @NHLPA: The @NHL season begins in just 5 days! #WorldSmileDay pic.twitter.com/ZVXm1JwkWK

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