Man Candy/Man Crush Monday, Christmas Edition

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Family Man/Tough Guy

Dec 5, 2013; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Colorado Avalanche forward John Mitchell (7) skates against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Man Candy: Now, center John Mitchell is one good-looking man. Square, manly features that are still somehow intelligent. Or maybe it’s the worldliness in those blue eyes. Boy is built, too — I ran into him in the bowels of the Pepsi Center, and he is one stacked hockey player.

Mitchie’s all family man, though. Right on his Twitter he announces himself as “husband, father,” which is clearly something he’s proud of. That’s just makes him all the more attractive — in a “Just admiring you” sort of way.

Man Crush: John Mitchell took a puck to the face that knocked his nose askew, blackened his eyes and created a deep gash in his forehead. There was blood everywhere. Well, this tough guy just went into the locker room to get stitched up — texting the fam that he was ok — before going back out on the ice and scoring a goal against the team that made him look like a Frankenstein reject.

Pretty impressive, hm?