Players Share Their Thanksgiving Highlights

Players from around the NHL took to social media to share their Thanskgiving holiday with fans. Here are the highlights!

Family, friends, gratitude, football, and of course, food. Just some of the themes of U.S. Thanksgiving.

With what is often a hectic schedule, many NHL'ers are unable to physically be with their families to celebrate the holidays. The silver lining, however, is that the bonds among teammates run strong, creating a sort of hockey family, especially noticeable around the holidays.

Social media is a great way to connect with friends and family, and players from around the NHL took to Instagram and Twitter to share the holiday with their fans too. From team get-togethers to sweet family moments, here are the highlights that remind us to appreciate the important things in life.


Happy thanksgiving! Hope everyone enjoyed time with family and some great food 🦃 Now off to New Jersey

A photo posted by Justin Abdelkader (@justinabdelkader8) on


Happy Thanksgiving from all of us! Thx to the Stastny's for having us over and cooking a wonderful dinner!! 🐔🍷🍂

A photo posted by Scottie Upshall (@supshall9) on



A photo posted by James van Riemsdyk (@jvanriemsdyk) on


Family 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦❤️

A photo posted by Mitch Marner (@marner_93) on


Thankful for these dogs #happyamericanthanksgiving

A photo posted by Andy Andreoff (@andyandreoff) on


#thankful 🙏🏻

A photo posted by Matt Duchene (@matt9duchene) on

And of course, Roberto Luongo chimed in, serving as an abrupt reminder that another holiday is almost upon us.