The relationship between the New Jersey Devils and David Puddy goes back 24 years when Seinfeld aired the legendary “The Face Painter” episode, with Puddy supporting the team through the red, white and green art on his face.
On Feb. 19, you can take the face-painted Puddy home in bobblehead form when the Devils take on the Pittsburgh Penguins during the team’s ‘90s Night.
Puddy’s kept close tabs on his favorite team over the years. During last spring’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, actor Patrick Warburton attended Game 4 of the Devils’ series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, face painted, bare-chested and all.
Earlier last season, then-Devils forward Adam Henrique, who was later gifted the George Costanza tribute of “The Pads of Seduction” after he was dealt to Anaheim, had shirts made with Puddy’s face on them. There was also goaltender Scott Wedgewood featuring the actor on his mask back in 2016.
The Devils, currently 15 points out of a playoff spot, could use some of Puddy’s energy and support the rest of the way. You gotta let them know you’re out there, this is the NHL after all.