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Hockey Fans In Hollywood

Have you ever wondered what NHL hockey teams your favorite celebrities support? Here’s the some of the biggest hockey fans in Hollywood and their favorite teams. 

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Vegas Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights have a range of fans in Hollywood, from DJ Steve Aoki and rapper Lil Jon, to Chef Gordon Ramsey. DJ and music producer Steve Aoki has been supporting the VGK from the very start, even attending one of the team’s first games. In 2023, Aoki went viral after videos of him playing Queen’s “We Are the Champions” at the Stanley Cup after-party went viral. The DJ was seen wearing a Knights jersey while he celebrated with the players behind theDJj booth. 

An unlikely duo, Lil Jon and Gordan Ramsey were seen having a blast at a VGK game not recently. The pair were seated against the glass, both wearing team jerseys and interacting with fans in person and online.

Nashville Predators

Nashville Tennessee is known for its country music and as the place to be for those wanting to break out in the industry. Big name country music stars like Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Vince Gill have all shown their support for the Nashville Predators over the years. 

In 2010, Carrie Underwood married hockey player, Mike Fisher, and has remained a fan of the team since. Underwood shared with fans how proud she was of her husband after his induction into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame just last year. Tim McGraw formed a special connection to the Predators after they remixed his song “I Like It, I Love It” as their goal song. McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill, sported personalized jerseys during a game where Hill performed the national anthem. Vince Gill has also sung the national anthem multiple times, once with his daughters, and has been a fan for over a decade. 

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Toronto Maple Leafs

It’s no surprise that our favorite Canadian stars have continued to show their love for the Leafs, even during the height of their fame. Keanu Reeves and Justin Bieber are just a few big names that have kept their loyalties to the team. 

After moving to Toronto, Keanu Reeves spent years playing hockey as a goalie before his big break as an actor. Teenage Reeves even thought about trying out for the Canadian Olympic team! 

Justin Bieber has been seen at hockey games since he first stepped into the spotlight at fifteen. Since then, he’s collaborated with the Toronto Maple Leafs on jerseys and merchandise, worked to make hockey a more accessible sport, and was even a celebrity team captain for the 2024 NHL All-Star Game. In an Instagram post last year, Bieber recalled growing up in Canada and how “being a Leafs fan has always been one of the most meaningful things about life.” 

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Detroit Red Wings

Actors Kristen Bell and John C. McGinley are both avid fans of the Detroit Red Wings. Born and raised in Michigan, Kristen Bell has always supported the team, even after rising to fame as an actress. Bell has talked about her love for the Red Wings during multiple interviews and has shared that the sport even brought her together with her Michigander husband. The two met at a Los Angeles Kings game and formed a connection after learning they both grew up as Red Wings fans. 90s Detroit fans might even remember a ticket that featured Bell posing next to the Stanley Cup!

John C McGinley has shown his support for the Red Wings both on and off the screen. His character on the show Scrubs, frequently wore Red Wings jerseys and in 2008, McGinley narrated the team’s Championship DVD. 

New York Rangers

The New York Rangers are known for their celebrity game attendees, but who are the real fans? 

Rachel Rosnahan, Gaten Matarazzo, and Eli Manning have all proved loyal Rangers fans. Rachel Brosnahan has been spotted wearing Rangers merchandise and at numerous games throughout the years. In 2022, Brosnahan collaborated with the team on a hype video, which featured her fully suited up in Rangers gear. Another actor, Gaten Matarazzo, shared a picture with fans of a New York Rangers jersey he received for Christmas and sung the national anthem at a game last year. Former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning continues to support New York, spending time at Rangers games with his family and bringing on Henrik Lundqvist to talk hockey on The Eli Manning Show. 

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Florida Panthers

Ariana Grande and Tua Tagovailoa are two of the Floria Panther’s proud fans. When a newspaper article went viral on Twitter featuring 5 year old Ariana Grande, she was proven a lifelong Florida Panthers fan. In the article, Grande was pictured riding the zamboni around the rink and was deemed the first person to get hit by a puck in the team's then-new rink. At 8 years old, Grande was back, this time singing the national anthem before a game. The star has been able to reminisce on these events during talk shows and share with her fans what happened behind scenes. 

Since moving to Florida to play with the Miami Dolphins, Tua Tagovailoa has been supporting the Florida Panthers team, wearing their merchandise at games and hyping up fans. Fans go crazy when they see the football player on the big screen during hockey games and love the energy he returns. 

Edited by Raegan Verhoff

Written by Bella-Rosa Fetelea

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