Avs Christmas Carol: My Two Front Teeth

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Cody McLeod

Cody McLeod is the only player on this list who’s legitimately missing his two from teeth.

He apparently was never meant to have teeth. According the Cody, he first lost his teeth in middle school, not while playing hockey but while jumping on a trampoline. (Your mom was right about those apparently.) He got them re-built after that, but it wasn’t meant to be:

"“I’ve had them knocked out a couple times in hockey from sticks, pucks and fists.I lost my bottom five teeth in the front too. It’s pretty tough, but part of the game, I guess.”"

Well, the hockey smile is a cliche for a reason — its widespread existence. Cody concurs, “Most of the guys have fake teeth.”

Oct 12, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Colorado Avalanche left wing Cody McLeod (55) kneels on the ice after being injured against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Well, some guys have fake teeth, but don’t wear them…