NHL: The Greatest Commercials…EVER

Dan LondonCorrespondent IOctober 5, 2008

There have been a number of great NHL commercials put out by teams, leagues, and by individual companies. Some of the ads are truly awesome, but for completely different reasons. Here are some of my favorites.


I can’t stand the Capitals, but I think this is one of the best ads ever.


This next ad features Penguins players Colby Armstrong, Sergei Gonchar, Evgeni Malkin, and Max Talbot; the ad is truly awesome.

I think it was Armstrong’s performance in the ad that led him to be traded. Talbot comes off like a guy straight off the Jersey shore, and I’m pretty positive that Malkin has no idea what the hell is going on.


Here is a NIKE ad back from the '97-'98 season. I think they all feature French Canadian goalies that are uppity over being scored on.

Swedish Twins. Man, they can shake it.

(the article was edited and the video was deleted)

This is one of my all-time favorite ads, as it features some really funny moments: Thornton stuffing his face with mints, a knee hockey game in the hotel room (this reminds me of one of my peewee road trips, where about six of us got caught by the hotel cops because we were playing full-contact hockey), and the Seinfeld-esqe “Ovechkin” from Crosby.


Let me know some of your favorites.