DETROIT - JUNE 17: Paws the Detroit Tigers mascot, wears a toy octopus sporting a Detroit Red Wings jersey on Woodward Avenue. An estimated 1 million people attended the Detroit Red Wings' Stanley Cup winning parade in Detroit, Michigan on June 17, 2002. DIGITAL PICTURE (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images/NHLI)

Who doesn’t love a good mascot?

Play Canada recently asked more than 2,000 NHL fans from Canada and the U.S. to ask them to rate each NHL mascot on a scale from one to five.

The Red Wings’ mascot, Al the Octopus, came in at No. 14 on the list of the best mascots in the NHL. Good ol’ Al received a 3.75 ranking out of 5.

Al also got ranked the second most obnoxious mascot in the NHL, just behind Gritty of Pennsylvania. Man!

The top five most popular NHL mascots according were Carlton the Bear (Toronto), Sabretooth (Buffalo), Howler the Coyote (Arizona), Louis (St. Louis) and Slapshot (Washington).

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!