Well this is easy to come by in the NHL but a handsome handsome player with no teeth, light goes off Calgary Flame Mike Cammalleri!
Most adults have 32 teeth: 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars and 12 molars (including wisdom teeth). Most adults not including NHL hockey players have all of them. If a player is lucky he retires with all 32 teeth and possibly a chipped tooth but if you get a puck in the face a few times or throw a few punches you can bet those 8 incisors goes down to 7 or 6 or 5.
Mike Cammalleri is missing his front teeth and yes he does have a fake pair he pops in for interviews. That is old school. And a perfect Fantasy Friday!
I first heard about Cammalleri last year. I was watching a Bruins vs Canadiens game in the early evening. Cammalleri left the bench at the end of the 2nd period and did not return to the lineup for the 3rd period. That sent the hockey world a buzzing and it turns out Cammalleri was traded from the Montreal Canadiens to the Calgary Flames mid game! We don't have to get into the details of the trade but let's talk about the toothless hockey player's stats!
Mike Cammalleri was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 2001. He was chosen in the 2nd round, 49th overall. Not bad for the kid from Richmond Hill, Ontario who in the hockey world had the odds stacked against him with his 5'9" height. Cammalleri weights 190 pounds, shoots left and was born June 8th 1982, which makes him a Gemini and very social.
In his nearly 11 years in the NHL Cammeralleri has played 594 games, scored 208 goals and assisted 242 others. Possibly the best part about Cammalleri is the most suiting for a Fantasy Friday, his charity work. Cammalleri mainly focuses on children's charities like Starlight Children's Foundation, World Vision and also the SickKids Foundation in Toronto. Cammalleri also took it one step further. We all know how expensive hockey tickets are, especially in hockey mad cities like Montreal. Well, while Mike was playing in Montreal he started "Cammy's Heroes" It was a program that involved Cammalleri buying hockey tickets for Quebec military men and their families so everyone could enjoy the game. I also heard a rumour that Cammalleri would meet with the men and sign some autographs before every game!
The Montreal Canadiens noticed this and in the 2010-11 season Cammalleri was awarded the Jean Béliveau Trophy by his team which is given to a player who best exemplifies leadership within the community!
For all of your goal scoring, #13 wearing and work within your community I am happy to present Mike Cammalleri with this week's Fantasy Friday!
If you want to see Cammalleri without his fake teeth in watch the video below where he scores his 5th career hat trick on an empty net vs the Dallas Stars. It gave me a good laugh! Who needs a mouth guard when you have no teeth? Cammalleri does!