Posted on June 25th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG.


Hockey’s star players stepped into the sartorial spotlight last night, for the 2014 NHL Awards. The event was held at Wynn Las Vegas and this marked the fifth year that the league has honored top players and performances from the past season. To check out the complete list of winners, visit here.

As in previous years, many players were outfitted by John Varvatos for the evening. Varvatos has collaborated with the NHL on several occasions. During this year’s Stanley Cup finals, the designer admitted that the league is full of style standouts. He told WWD:

“Some of the best-dressed athletes are emerging from the NHL,” said Varvatos. “The players are taking risks and realizing that men’s wear is fun and not all about oversize suits. We’ve been fortunate to dress players from both teams.”

Among the players dressed in Varvatos designs at the 2014 NHL Awards were: Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks), Andrew Ference (Edmonton Oilers), Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins), and Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks). Each athletes’ ensemble, including tailored suits, shirts, ties, belts and shoes, was carefully coordinated in advance. The Sharks provided a behind-the-scenes look as Burns prepared his wardrobe:

In similar style, the Oilers offered a peek inside Ference’s fitting at John Varvatos:

Check out the final Varvatos looks below, as well as additional NHL Awards style highlights:

Burns poses in the final product, together with the rest of the NHL crew clad in John Varvatos.

(photo via @johnvarvatos) 

Ference, winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, was dapperly dressed in a plaid three-piece suit, a crisp white shirt, and a shiny, solid-colored tie.

(photo via @johnvarvatos)

Rask, the Vezina Trophy winner, kept it simple and chic in a fitted black suit.

(photo via @NHL)

Getzlaf donned a charcoal suit, paired with a black shirt and a matching plaid tie.

(photo via @NHL)

P.K. Subban interviewed Sidney Crosby following his Ted Lindsay Award win. Subban was boldly dressed in a red suit, with a white shirt and a white patterned tie. His look was a sharp contrast to Crosby’s classic black tux.

(photo via @penguins)

Like Subban, Semyon Varlamov made a strong statement for the evening. He hit the red carpet in a white tuxedo jacket with black piping, together with a black shirt and trousers, and a white bow tie.

(photo via @NHL)

Dominic Moore looked sharp in a dark gray suit from J. Crew, per @MichelleKenneth.

(photo via @NHL


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