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Puck and Pocket Squares: Top 5 Most Stylish NHL Players

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Fashion and sport have more in common than most people think. 

Uniforms are a way of expressing beliefs or style, but what is even more important is the suit they wear. Sometimes, hockey players don’t wear fancy dark suits and Oxford shoes. Maybe they’ll throw on a pink suit, a black turtleneck, and even swap the shoes for some Jordans or, yes, Birkenstock clogs. Fashion is a statement, and these five hockey players know how to make them. 

William Nylander (Toronto Maple Leafs): 

This list wouldn’t be completely set without William Nylander. From his multi-colored suits to an eclectic collection of styles, Nylander’s middle name is smooth. Every outfit, every color and nearly every shoe Nylander can pull off. He adds his own style to each outfit, usually going with cooler tones and then a color, usually on his shoes, that pops out. He’ll occasionally throw in a bucket hat, too, just to spice things up a little bit. 

K’Andre Miller (New York Rangers):

Miller is an obvious addition to this. No matter what he wears, the six-foot-five defenseman can pull it off. Whether a plaid suit or a simple blue button-up, Miller wears it with class and style. Miller maintains a polished and put-together look, demonstrating his attention to detail and appreciation for quality craftsmanship. His ensembles often feature well-fitted pieces that accentuate his athletic build, showcasing his ability to balance comfort and style effortlessly. His suits are usually classic but with a twist: either a cool color that pops out or a pair of cool shades. Miller looks not only fly but also cool. A staple in his closet are his ties. With a monotone suit, he’ll have a pop of color with a brightly patterned tie. Somehow, Miller makes it work since fashion is his strong suit. 

David Pastrnak (Boston Bruins):

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David Pastrnak's fashion choices reveal a discerning eye for detail and a penchant for blending classic elements with contemporary trends. One of his most memorable outfits includes a meticulously tailored navy suit, expertly crafted to accentuate his athletic physique. The suit jacket features subtle yet stylish details like slim lapels and a tapered waist, while the trousers boast a clean, tailored fit. Pastrnak completes the ensemble with a crisp white dress shirt, its immaculate collar and cuffs, adding a touch of refinement. However, what truly elevates the look is his choice of accessories. A boldly patterned tie injects personality and flair, serving as a focal point amidst the sophistication of the suit. Pastrnak's footwear choice is equally impressive, opting for sleek leather loafers that bridge the gap between formal and casual. This outfit not only showcases Pastrnak's fashion-forward sensibilities but also reflects his confidence and charisma.

Cole Caufield (Montreal Canadians):

Cole Caufield's fashion sense embodies youthful energy and contemporary style. Often seen sporting a mix of streetwear and athletic-inspired attire, Caufield effortlessly combines comfort with on-trend aesthetics. His wardrobe staples include fitted graphic tees, hoodies with bold logos or prints and versatile jackets that add a layer of urban edge to his look. Caufield's attention to detail is evident in his choice of accessories, such as statement sneakers or caps, that complete his outfits with a pop of color or texture. While off-duty, he leans towards relaxed yet polished ensembles, favoring well-fitted denim paired with casual button-down shirts or comfortable knit sweaters. Whether at a press conference or out with friends, Caufield's fashion choices reflect his dynamic personality and unapologetic sense of style, making him a trendsetter both on and off the ice.

Ryan Reaves (Toronto Maple Leafs):

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Ryan Reaves, known for his physical presence on the ice, also exudes confidence and style in his fashion choices off the rink. Often seen sporting impeccably tailored suits, Reaves combines classic sophistication with a modern twist. One standout ensemble features a charcoal gray suit crafted from luxurious wool fabric, perfectly tailored to accentuate his muscular physique. The suit jacket boasts sharp peak lapels and a slim silhouette, while the trousers are expertly tapered for a streamlined look. Reaves pairs this timeless suit with a crisp white dress shirt and a subtly patterned silk tie, adding a touch of personality to the ensemble. Completing the look are polished leather Oxford shoes, demonstrating his attention to detail and commitment to refined elegance. 

These players’ outfits showcase their impeccable sense of style and reflect their commanding presence and unyielding confidence on and off the ice. 

Edited by: Lily Hayes

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