New Canucks player didn't get the matching suit memo (PHOTO)

Feb 21 2019, 7:19 am

It was like a scene out of the Simpsons at the Vancouver Canucks’ 19th annual Dice and Ice Gala on Tuesday.

Nobody wore a pink shirt like Homer, but new Canucks forward Ryan Spooner stood out from his teammates because of his fashion choice.

It appears someone didn’t get the memo…

Spooner had some fun with the moment, tweeting this on Wednesday:

Spooner’s Canucks teammates didn’t actually wear matching suits of course, though Jake Virtanen and Josh Leivo had matching tiger ties.

Perhaps the 27-year-old Ottawa native can help spice up his teammates’ wardrobe choices. This is the National Hockey League. Be more daring!

Fortune favours the bold, as they say.

Try a grey suit. Or what about a bowtie? Someone could have gotten away with a top hat, surely.

What about a red suit, like this one Spooner rocked in 2016?


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Spooner, who was acquired in a trade for Sam Gagner with the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, has yet to play a game with his new team. He’s expected to get a great opportunity in his first outing on Thursday, lining up with Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser at practice this week.

Held at the JW Marriott Hotel at the Parq Casino in downtown Vancouver this year, Dice and Ice raises money for the Canucks for Kids Fund, which donates to charities that support children’s health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in BC. CFKF’s core beneficiaries include the Canucks Autism Network, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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