First there was the Macarena. There there was the Dougie. And now, there’s the Brickley.
Connor Brickley, a 24-year old left winger with the AHL’s Portland Pirates, visited an area elementary school classroom on Wednesday for National Read Across America Day. Reading, however, wasn’t the biggest concern on the 2010 second-round draft pick’s mind.
Prompted by the rest of the class to dance to Kidz Bop Shuffle, Brickley displayed a mix of jumping, clapping and arms flailing wildly in what was certainly a sight to behold.
In 24 games with Portland this season, Brickley has four goals and nine points. He suited up with the big club for 23 contests in 2015-16, netting his first NHL goal and four assists.
No word on when Brickley’s next night club appearance will be, or if the Pirates will add a “Dance With Connor” night to their promotion calendar.