Penguins forward Ryan Reaves has quickly developed into a fan favorite in Pittsburgh.
After showing up to a postgame interview in a Steelers helmet, Reaves hasn’t been afraid of showcasing his personality since the Penguins acquired the 30-year-old from the Blues in June — especially if it’s at the expense of teammate Phil Kessel.
As the Penguins began their five-game road-trip in Minnesota on Friday, Reaves opted to welcome Kessel to the team’s hotel. Reaves stood behind a wall as he waited for his chance to leap out at Kessel. As Kessel opened the door, Reaves, while donning a creepy clown mask, made the Penguins leading goal-scorer perform a jump-scare.
First @penguins 7five cam. Yo @PKessel81…Check your shorts son pic.twitter.com/G8ysR8QdD0
— Ryan Reaves (@rreaves75) October 27, 2017
Kessel could only laugh while attempting to explain what just occurred to teammates who overheard his scream.
While Kessel “just had a heart attack,” he was a good sport to take a photo with ‘Clown Reaves.’
That’s what happens when your team is sitting atop of the Metropolitan Division with a 7-3-1 record.