What's buzzing:

Puck Daddy

AHL player takes puck to mouth, Tweets horrifying selfie (Photo)

Sean Leahy
Puck Daddy

View gallery


Bill Roose / Detroit Red Wings

Mitch Callahan is a forward in the Detroit Red Wings organization. There is he above from prospect camp four years ago, probably with a full set of teeth — possibly a mix of real and fake ones.

On Wednesday night, Callahan was playing for the Grand Rapid Griffins of the AHL when he was setting up shop in front of Iowa Wild goaltender Johan Gustafsson. A shot from the point by Ryan Spoul rose up and got him right in the choppers.

After he and his teammates found whatever lost teeth they could on the ice, Callahan took a very, very, very awful looking selfie to show exactly what kind of damage was done.

It’s bad.


You don’t have to look.

We’re warning you. Put any food down if you’re going to look.

You sure you wanna do this?

OK then.

Here it is:

View gallery



It's unsure the exact number of teeth Callahan lost, but it's probably north of the six goals the Griffins scored in their 6-1 win over Iowa.

The Griffins are off until Friday and Saturday's two-game set against the Hamilton Bulldogs. Callahan has a pretty good excuse to take Thursday off after spending who knows how many hours in a dentist's chair trying to repair the mess that has become his mouth.

Hockey players, man.

UPDATE: Griffins head coach Jeff Blashill wasn't happy about the Tweet, telling Peter Wallner of MLive.com, "Shame on me for not having a more direct statement on that, but I just think we have to be real careful what we put out on social media."

- - - - - - -

Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

View Comments (76)
  • NHL Three Stars: Kings crush Bruins in Lucic's return; Habs on a win streak

    NHL Three Stars: Kings crush Bruins in Lucic's return; Habs on a win streak

    Puck Daddy's Three Stars for Tuesday, Feb. 9 … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 43 minutes ago
  • Flames coach Hartley sends message to team by scratching Gaudreau, Monahan, Bouma

    Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley sent a strong message to three of his key players Tuesday night that team rules apply to everyone. Hartley would not confirm which team rule was broken but all three were spotted late arriving to the arena for … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 16 minutes ago
  • Canucks-Coyotes Preview

    Arizona's losing streak has everything to do with being unable to get it together in the defensive zone. Vancouver's just came to an end as it finally managed multiple goals in a game. The Canucks will try to keep trending in the right direction … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 18 minutes ago
  • Flames beat Leafs after benching 3

    Flames beat Leafs after benching 3

    Flames center Markus Granlund made the most of his opportunity after three teammates were benched. Granlund scored his first goal in 21 games and added an assist to lead Calgary to a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. A … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 21 minutes ago
  • Caps' Trotz gets first win against Preds

    Caps' Trotz gets first win against Preds

    A return to Nashville for Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz was nice, but winning was even better. Marcus Johansson had a goal and two assists to lead the Capitals over the Predators 5-3 on Tuesday night. Trotz was the first coach of the … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 44 minutes ago