The Pittsburgh Penguins understand that "new guy" rituals in pro sports are done right when the subject least expects them.
Last week, the Penguins traded for Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz. He's having a terrible season, so joining the Penguins was probably a big boost to his confidence. But then his new teammates stole his clothes...
...and hung them from the Consol Energy Center rafters during practice.
Justin Schultz's clothes dangling above the ice at Consol. Warm welcome. pic.twitter.com/jRWiUwq8vx— Ryan Leslie (@ryanleslie73) March 4, 2016
"Justin Schultz stayed four hours after practice today trying to shoot down his clothes from the ceiling."