Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara, Jimmy Hayes, David Krejci and Torey Krug visit kids at Boston Children's Hospital (via Boston Bruins/NHL)
The Bruins visited the Boston Children’s Hospital dressed as characters from “Despicable Me” to deliver Halloween candy to the kids. Zdeno Chara was the main character, Gru, but the best costume was a toss-up between Tuukka Rask’s maid costume and Jimmy Hayes’ suit that was at least five sizes too small.
The Boston Bruins made their annual trip to the Boston Children’s Hospital Wednesday to bring Halloween to the kids, and they did so dressed as character from the Despicable Me movie franchise.
Captain Zdeno Chara, all 6-foot-9 of him, fit into a tiny coat to play the main character, Gru, while Torey Krug, David Krejci, Tuukka Rask and Jimmy Hayes brought up the rear as Gru’s ever-popular Minions. The quintet went throughout the hospital, visiting children and delivering candy — “reverse trick-or-treating,” they called it — as well as signing autographs and snapping a few photos.
Take a look at the Bruins’ costumes and day out, and don’t miss Hayes in a Minion suit that’s about five sizes too small:
Hayes, who stands 6-foot-6, 221 pounds and was also wearing a fake stomach and beard, was a good sport about the size his costume, though.
“I mean, it’s a pretty great outfit,” Hayes told BostonBruins.com’s Caryn Switaj. “It doesn’t fit too well, but it got the job done. It was a lot of fun.”
And Hayes was sure to point out that even if his suit was too small, he wasn’t stuck with the costume the kids found the most amusing. Instead, that honor went to goaltender Rask, who wore the maid Minion outfit, complete with duster and headwear.
“Tuukks might take the win (for best costume),” Hayes said. “It’s nice to see him taking one for the team there.”
Krejci and Krug rounded out the group. The Bruins’ point-scoring leader, Krecji, rocked a referee minion costume, while Krug was the siren minion, with lights attached to his head and a megaphone in his hand.
“It’s really easy for us to come in and do this,” Krug told Switaj. “The smiles on their faces, the laughs we get when we walk into a room and they see athletes that they watch on TV and all of a sudden they’re dressed up in costumes and it makes them laugh. It’s just something easy for us to do.”