Former Detroit Red Wings forward Brendan Shanahan was known for his goal scoring abilities and toughness, but he was also known as being one of the funniest guys in the dressing room.
His humor could also be brutally honest, as a female fan of the Carolina Hurricanes found out during the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals. The fan had been verbally harassing various Red Wings players in the penalty box during Games 3 and 4 in Raleigh, but she went ignored. That is, until Shanahan noticed that she....ahem....needed to practice some better personal hygiene and gave it right back to her:
In nine seasons with Detroit, he scored 278 goals and was a major part of Detroit's title winning teams in 1997, 1998, and 2002. He decided to move on from the Red Wings to sign with the New York Rangers in 2006, saying that he felt he identified more with Detroit's past rather than the future.