Top Social Media Posts For January 2020

While some teams are already eyeing down the 2020 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec this summer, others are seeking a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The race to finish in the top-eight for both the Eastern and Western Conferences is set to be nothing short of entertaining.

The first month for 2020 was filled with mixed emotions, which means social media entailed a say in the process.

Here’s a look at Hooked On Hockey Magazine‘s top social media posts for January 2020 from around the NHL and hockey community.

Rest in peace to an all-time great in Kobe Bryant. The Anaheim Ducks honored the five-time NBA champion and the other victims from the horrible crash.


The Winter Classic was just one month ago, and Texas reminded the sports world that it sure knows how to host an event, plus an outdoor hockey game.

World Junior 2020 was fun and exciting, especially if you were cheering for the team North of the Border.

T.J. Oshie is apparently a Seattle Seahawks fan, or the Minnesota native is just a really big fan of running back, Marshawn Lynch…or Skittles.

The only thing better than the Pittsburgh Penguins alternate jersey from this video is the move. Close, but no cigar.

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Michael Peca’s all in on #BillsMafia 👀

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Former Buffalo Sabre great, Michael Peca, surprised the faithful sports town with his hidden Buffalo Bills jersey. The former Sabres’ captain unveiled the jersey one day prior to the Bills’ playoff game against the Houston Texans.

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Diggin’ this 90s garb. 👌

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The Sabres took things one step further with their celebrations for a retro night.

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In an exhibition game in front of 17,190 fans at the #SharkTank on Jan. 8, 1994, the #SJSharks defeated the 1994 U.S. Olympic hockey team 5-4… The radio broadcast only game was #TeamUSA's sixth and final game against an NHL squad during their pre-Olympic exhibition schedule… Sharks forwards Ray Whitney (goal, assist), Alexander Cherbayev (goal, assist), Jaroslav Otevrel (two assists) and defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh (goal, assist) led the Sharks in scoring while goaltenders Wade Flaherty and Jimmy Waite each made 17-saves on 19 shots faced in splitting time in net… The winning goal was a power play score by Ozolinsh at 17:26 of the second period, which at the time put the Sharks up 5-2… Also scoring for the Sharks in the game were forwards #DaleCraigwell and Pat Falloon… Here you see Craigwell chatting with Team USA forward and Sharks alumnus #MarkBeaufait during said game… Photo via San Jose Sharks. #BleedTeal #GoSharks #SharksTerritory #SJSharksHistory #Hockey #SAPCenter #HPPavilion #SanJoseArena #SharksHockey #SharksforLife #USAHockey

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How about this awesome throwback post…what’s even more interesting is the fact that Team USA and the San Jose Sharks skated against each other in an exhibition game.

The NHL posted this epic video tribute for notable referee Wes McCauley.

New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin is clearly loving the City That Never Sleeps. Perhaps fans will witness this goal celebration in EASports’ NHL 2021? That’s right, you heard it here first.

Speaking of tributes, the Washington Capitals posted a montage for Nicklas Backstrom. The Swedish native has earned over 900 career points since joining the league back in 2007-08.

NHL forward Nathan Gerbe is known for his smaller size, but he also proved that he has a personality.

The Athletic’s Sara Civ is no stranger to this list. The Carolina Hurricanes beat writer has also earned a post every month this season for HOHM’s ongoing series.

Rapper Travis Scott apparently might take up ice skating. It would be nice to see the Nike brand back out on the ice.

While a majority of NHL fanbases other than Boston dislike Brad Marchand as a player, let’s all admit he can portray his humor over social media. Marchand posted the comical tweet after the pest botched a shootout attempt vs. the Philadelphia Flyers, which will be remembered forever.

January truly was a month for tributes. The Chicago Blackhawks welcomed Home Coach Q with class and style.

While the San Jose Sharks are struggling, Erik Karlsson and company can still cheer on the potential Super Bowl champions.

The Hockey community discovered last spring that actress and “The Office” star, Jenna Fischer, is a big hockey fan and of the St. Louis Blues. A Jim-less “Pam” was able to coach the Atlantic Division team during the 2020 All-Star Game in St. Louis.

Speaking of St. Louis, the Sharks and Blues never liked each other anyway – Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly is clearly a Sea of Red fan.

Alex Ovechkin showed his respects for the late Kobe Bryant with this nice tribute.

Detroit Red Wing great, Steve Yzerman, posted a classy congratulatory video for Ovechkin, after the Russian sniper passed the three-time Stanley Cup champion on the all-time goals list.

The Los Angeles Kings were jersey to honor Bryant and in style.

Think you have a top NHL social media post? Tag or send it to @KMcKenna_tLT5  via Twitter to have it potentially used for next month’s edition. 

Kyle McKenna covers the NHL for Hooked On Hockey Magazine. He can be reached on Twitter (@KMcKenna_tLT5

Kyle McKenna

Kyle McKenna

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Kyle McKenna is a freelancer covering the NHL for various online outlets, and is a social media specialist. McKenna has produced NHL content for sites such as about dot com & Elite Sports New York.
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