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Video: Bonino Goes Undercover at PredsFest, Tricks Teammates

Preds Forward Dresses in Disguise, Gets Autographs

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Bonino's Disguise Tricks Preds

Bonino dresses up as a fan to trick his teammates

Nick Bonino goes undercover as "Reggie Hofferman" to trick his teammates at the annual Preds Meet and Greet event

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Thousands of attendees enjoyed the first-ever PredsFest on Friday night at Bridgestone Arena - one perhaps more so than all the rest.

Reggie Hofferman, otherwise known as Nick Bonino, had an idea. So, a few hours prior to the event, the Predators centerman sat down at the Academy of Make Up Arts in Nashville. With the help of Director of Special Effects at AMUA Ben Rittenhouse - whose projects include Star Trek, The Hunger Games, Avatar and Anchorman, just to name a few - Bonino underwent a transformation from NHL player to die-hard fan who is not fond of barber shops.

After his hair and beard grew a foot longer in about an hour, Bonino - or Hofferman - took to the autograph lines, team photo in hand, seeking out signatures from his favorite players.

The result? Reactions the likes of which have never been seen before.

Video: Bonino dresses up as a fan to trick his teammates

Video: Bonino dons a disguise to trick fans, teammates

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