A look back at Flyers mascot Gritty's hot summer
From the moment Lord Stanley is claimed, it officially becomes the most dreadful time of the year — the NHL offseason.
Luckily for Flyers fans and the good people of the world, we had a new source of entertainment to get us through the hockey-less months.
It he. Gritty.
And he certainly made his first true summer one to remember. To recap, here are some of Gritty's top moments from summer 2019. (USA Today Images)
Pro Pets: Gritty spends a day with his new pet, hermit crab, Claw'd
The countdown is on
Thankfully, the long days of summer are behind us.
Flyers rookie camp begins Saturday, which leads into training camp and, soon enough, October will be here and hockey will make its triumphant return.
The offseason is never fun but thanks to Gritty, he made things a little more bearable. One can only imagine the crazy things he’ll come up with once the season actually starts. (AP Images)