On April 3, 2014 it was announced that David Letterman plans to retire in 2015 as the host of the Late Show. One of television’s greatest icons for the last thirty years wouldn’t give an exact date but said that in “at least a year or so, but sometime in the not too distant future — 2015, for the love of God, (band leader) Paul (Shaffer) and I will be wrapping things up.”
In honour of David Letterman, we put together the Top 10 hockey related David Letterman moments… If you feel we left off something great, please tweet it to @Shnarped!
#10. Patrick Kane brings the Conn Smythe Trophy and his mullet to the Late Show.
#9. Dave’s Thoughts on Canada winning Gold in 2010
#8. “Top 10 Things Never Before Spoken By A Hockey Player” presented by the 2009 New York Rangers
Sean Avery gets top billing on the Rangers giving the #1 answer.
#7. Manon Rheaume – Dave interviews the first woman to play in a NHL exhibition game
#6. “Top 10 Ways the New York Rangers Spent Their Time Off” presented by the 1995 post-lockout team.
The #1 way according to Mark Messier … “Doing Stanley Cup sized jello shots.”
#5. 50 Goal Scorer Brett Hull appears on the show in 1990
Brett paid a visit to Late Night with David Letterman after becoming part of the first father & son duo to score 50 goals.
#4. Chris Elliot spends a day with the Rangers
This one features members of the 2008 Rangers including Shanahan, Lundqvist, Gomez and Avery.
#3. “Top Ten Hockey Player Pick-Up Lines” presented by the 1998 US Olympic Team
Prior to their first game in Nagano, the US team does the Top Ten List. The number one hockey player pick-up line from Brett Hull … “I’ve got a curved stick!”
#2. A 25 year-old Wayne Gretzky appears on the show
As a member of the Edmonton Oilers, “The Great One” is interviewed for the first time by David Letterman after the All-Star Game in Hartford.
#1. Warren Zevon & his son perform “Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)”
Shortly before his death, the great Warren Zevon performs his song about a Canadian farm boy turned hockey goon in 2002..