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Devante Smith-Pelly

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Hockey Player

The Resume

Why he might be annoying:

    He struggled to find a footing in the NHL.
    He played for three teams in a four year span.
    He was relegated to the minors halfway through the year by the Capitals as the team was in a salary cap bind a year after helping the team win the Stanley Cup.
    He was brought back for the 2019 playoffs as the Caps wouldn't be restricted by salary cap constraints.
    He is disliked by Donald Trump supporters, due to his decision not to attend the customary visit to the White House following the Capitals Stanley Cup victory.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He excelled as a checking forward.
    He was an integral depth forward for the Capitals during the team's Stanley Cup championship run (2018).
    He is the second player with a hypenated surname in NHL history to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.
    He was the victim of a racially motivated 'basketball' taunt by four hecklers in a game against Chicago (February 17, 2018).
    He was quick to point out the hecklers in question as the incident was unfolding, which led to a lifetime ban from the United Center as a result.
    He publicly stated his decision not to attend the Capitals visit with Trump at the White House was due to his views about Trump citing he couldn't support a president who was mysognistic, sexist and racist.
    He is an advocate for social justice and isn't afraid to stand up for his beliefs.

Credit: Ricky


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Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 16 Votes: 81.25% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 276 Votes: 42.03% Annoying