If the hockey world had an award for the biggest troll in the league, we wouldn’t hesitate to give our vote to the Carolina Hurricanes. 

When the Canes offer sheeted then-Montreal Canadien Jesperi Kotkaniemi this off-season, they didn’t just let the offer sheet be the end of it. They had a whole troll campaign on Twitter, and we were totally here for the drama of it all. 






Yep, they did not come to play when it comes to the troll campaign. 

As we all now know, the offer sheet stood, and Jesperi Kotkaniemi is officially a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. 

The Canes kicked off their preseason campaign last night against the Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning, and guess which Hurricanes player scored the very first goal?

Yep, it was Jesperi Kotkaniemi, and the Hockey Gods are definitely laughing right now. 


He even got an assist! 



Not a bad preseason debut, huh?



This offer sheet is truly the gift that keeps on giving. 

(H/T: Canes