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25 Celebrities Spotted at the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

by: Esteban On  Wednesday, June 19, 2013

celebrities at 2013 nhl playoffs

The Stanley Cup Finals are getting better ratings in 2013 than they have in years. Sure, you could point to the fact that the teams are from major American cities, or that the quality of play has been stellar, or that the NHL’s TV deal with Comcast/NBC is actually paying off. But maybe something else is going on, too. Maybe all the celebs hanging out at rinks during the playoffs have made hockey seem cool again.

Now, I’m not saying these famous hockey fans are solely responsible for improved ratings. That would be crazy. I’m just saying that, looking at the bigger picture, their presence probably helps build the brand.

So who among the who’s who has been spotting taking in some Stanley Cup Playoff action this year? Well, click on the arrows to find out.

 

25. Cuba Gooding, Jr.

25 cuba gooding jr at eastern conference quarterfinals (rangers) - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

I’m pretty sure Cuba and his fam live out in California. But the dude is from the Bronx originally, so that gives his recent enthusiasm for the Rangers during their first round series against the Caps some credibility.

 

24. Michael Keaton

24 michael keaton at game five of eastern conference semifinals (pittsburgh) - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Did you know that Michael Keaton was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area? Well, he was, and as a result the guy is a big Penguins fan—which is why he spotted at game five of Pittsburgh’s second round series against the Ottawa Senators.

 

23. Trey Parker

23 trey parker at game 7 western conference semifinals - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

There’s South Park creator and Tony Award-winner Trey Parker with his longtime (and currently pregnant) girlfriend Boogie Tillmon.

Yes, that’s right. Boogie Tillmon.

 

22. Will Arnett & John McEnroe

22 will arnett and john mcenroe at game 3 eastern conference quarterfinals - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

One guy is famous for shouting “COME ON!” while the other is famous for shouting “YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!” These Rangers fans are a match made in heaven.

(If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then obviously you need to watch more Arrested Development and more 1980s tennis on ESPN Classic.)

 

21. Steven R. McQueen & Hillary Harley

21 steven r. mcqueen and girlfriend hillary at western conference finals - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

The guy is Steven R. McQueen from The Vampire Diaries. More importantly, the girl is his girlfriend, Hillary Harley, who apparently played a nurse on that show one time. Point is, I don’t think she’s really famous for anything other than being that dude’s hot girlfriend—but of course that’s good enough for me.

 

20. Adam Duritz

20 adam duritz and gavin degraw at eastern conference semifinals - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Here’s Gavin Degraw and Adam Duritz at the Rangers-Bruins game. One has to wonder if Duritz actually set out to look like a Jewish Bob Marley, or whether that’s something that just kind of happened.

 

19. Alyssa Milano

19 alyssa milano at game 6 western conference quarterfinals - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

As everyone knows, Alyssa Milano loves her L.A. sports teams. No surprise to see her at Game 6 of the Kings’ first round series against the Blues.

 

18. Jay Baruchel

18 jay baruchel at game 4 western conference finals - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Jay Baruchel, one of the stars of This Is the End, took in Game 4 of Western Conference Finals between the Kings and Blackhawks.

 

17. Jason Bateman

17 jason bateman at eastern conference quarterfinals (rangers) - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Here’s Jason Bateman at the Rangers game against Capitals, doing his best Steve Holt impression.

 

16. Cory Monteith & Lea Michele

16 cory monteith and lea michele at western conference quarterfinals (vancouver) - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Cory Monteith of Glee was born in Calgary, but he moved to Victoria, British Columbia, just outside Vancouver, at the age of seven. So I guess that explains the jersey.

As for his Glee gf Lea Michele, I think she’s just being supportive, because she’s from the Bronx.

 

 

15. Tito Ortiz & Girlfriend

15 tito ortiz and mystery woman at western conference finals - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Tito Ortiz is most famous for being that UFC guy who married Jenna Jameson. But from the looks of this pic from the Western Conference Finals, he’s now moved on.

 

14. MIchael J. Fox & Samuel J. Fox

14 michael j. fox and son at eastern conference quarterfinals (rangers) - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Okay, I have no idea if Michael J. Fox’s son, Sam, really has the “J” for a middle initial. But he should. In any case, dad and son were spotted at the Rangers series against the Capitals in round one.

 

13. Sting

13 sting at eastern conference semifinals - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Sting was at one of the Rangers’ games against the Bruins in round two, but judging by the unimpressed look on his face he would rather have been doing yoga or having tantric sex.

 

12. The Duff Sisters & Mike Comrie

12 haylie duff, hilary duff, and mike comrie at game 4 western conference finals - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Not that long ago, Mike Comrie was on the other side of the glass. But now that he’s retired from the NHL, he needs his wife Hilary’s star power to get good seats. The two were spotted along with Hilary’s sister, Haylie—yep, that’s how she spells her name—at Game 4 of the Kings’ series against the Hawks.

 

11. Kevin Bacon

11 kevin bacon at eastern conference quarterfinals (rangers) - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Kevin Bacon was at one of the Rangers’ first round games against the Capitals. Apparently the guy likes his personal space, too, because there doesn’t seem to be another person within arms’ reach of him.

 

10. Han Solo

10 harrison ford at game 6 western conference semifinals (san jose) - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

If I could choose one character from Star Wars to attend my team’s game, obviously I’d pick Luke Skywalker—no, Yoda. He could use his mastery of the force to make things go our way. What can Han Solo do for you? Make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs?

Anyway, yeah, Harrison Ford was at one of the Sharks’ games against the Kings.

 

9. The Posh-Beckhams

beckham at kings playoff game

Say what you want about David Beckham, the guy is always out supporting the other sports teams in LA. He’s been a regular fixture at Kings and Lakers games the last couple of years, and this year he and the fam were spotted at the Kings’ second round series against the Sharks.

 

8. The Biebs

8 justin bieber game 7 western conference semifinals - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

This is actually the least idiotic I’ve seen Justin Bieber look in recent months. I guess the ice at the arena makes it a little too chilly for the leather t-shirt.

 

7. Liam Neeson & Son

7 liam neeson and son daniel at eastern conference semifinals - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Here’s the one and only Liam Neeson getting some QT in with his son at the Rangers’ second round game against the Bruins.

 

6. Tom Hanks & Brian Williams

6 tom hanks and brian williams at game 3 eastern conference quarterfinals (rangers) - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Tom Hanks lives in LA, so he’s a Kings fan. However, his mustache is a Rangers fan, and it calls the shots.

 

5. Matt Harvey & Ann Vyalitsyna

5 matt harvey and ann vyalitsyna at eastern conference semifinals (rangers) - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Wait, hold the phone. Mets star rookie Matt Harvey is dating SI Swimsuit model Ann Vyalitsyna?

Man, it’s good to be a stud pitcher.

 

4. Tom Cruise

4 tom cruise at game five western conference semifinals - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Tom Cruise was at Game 5 of the Kings’ series against the Sharks with his new girlfriend.

Okay, that’s not really his new girlfriend. But would it really surprise you if Tom Cruise was a furry?

 

3. Erin Andrews

3 erin andrews at game 6 western conference quarterfinals - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Erin Andrews is dating Jarret Stoll. Here she is being a supportive girlfriend at Game 6 for the Kings’ series against St. Louis.

 

2. Lil Wayne

2 lil wayne at game 4 western conference finals (los angeles) - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Lil’ Wayne was at Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Kings and Blackhawks in LA, showing off his platinum grill to all players on the market for new front teeth this summer.

 

1. Paulina Gretzky

1 paulina gretzky at game 4 western conference finals - celebs at stanley cup playoffs

Paulina Gretzky really isn’t famous for anything other than being the hot daughter of a living sports legend—but I’m not going to complain.

 




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