VIDEO: Paul Bissonnette takes ALS awareness challenge to next level


The hockey dead period sucks. With Free Agency done and Training Camp yet to start (soon!), not much has been going on in the hockey world.

During the past few weeks, however, several hockey players have gotten involved in a nationwide awareness campaign centered around raising awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Using the twitter hashtag #IceBucketChallenge, people have been dumping buckets of ice water on their head and filming it, calling out other people before dumping the bucket. A recent tweet retweeted by Jay Glazer indicates that $1.35 million has been raised for ALS since July 29th, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

A few days ago, Arizona Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle called out former teammate Paul Bissonnette to take part.

Challenge accepted.

(video via YouTube user Bradley Friesen)

There is something beautiful about the combination of glaciers, mountains, and a hockey enforcer in tie-dye print shorts. Since Bissonnette is a major twitter icon, this could really bring attention to the effort and raise more money for ALS. Here’s hoping it continues raising awareness of ALS and doesn’t turn into a publicity stunt to see who can do the more outrageous bucket dump.

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