If you haven’t heard of it, Cameo is a popular website/app that allows fans to request custom videos from their favorite celebrities. Toasts, roasts, and everything in between – Cameo connects fans with their favorite celebrities via personalized video shoutouts.
As of May 2020, more than 30,000 celebrities have joined the Cameo platform, including several current and former NHL players and many other hockey-related celebrities. With explosive growth during Covid (one million video sent and $100M in expected 2020 bookings), we thought it’d be cool to highlight our five favorite hockey celebrities on Cameo.
#5 Brendan Gallagher, Current NHL Player – Montreal Canadiens ($99)
Brendan Gallagher of the Montreal Canadiens is the only current NHL player who made our list. “Gally” is known for his quick wit and humor, especially on his social media platform. Despite recently signing a six-year, $39 million deal with the Canadiens, Gallagher still finds time to interact with fans in a meaningful way. It’s pretty cool to get a customized video from a current NHL player and Brendan’s videos are some of the best.
#4 Jeremy Roenick, Former NHL Player – Chicago Blackhawks ($200)
Jeremy Roenick played in the NHL for 20 seasons and represented Team USA in numerous international tournaments. He’s currently ranked third all-time among American-born goal scorers (513 goals). JR’s cameo videos feature the same emotion, personality, and wit he displayed when he worked for NBC Sports following his playing days.
#3 Mark Messier, NHL Hall of Famer ($300)
NHL Hall of Famer and six-time Stanley Cup Champion Mark Messier needs no introduction. How cool is it to be able to get a customized message from hockey royalty? Mark is truly one of the greats and his Cameo videos follow-suit. Funny, well-thought-out, and full of personalized messaging, you can tell that “the Moose” truly cares about the videos he’s producing. Check out Mark’s page – it’ll be sure to make you smile.
#2 Sean Avery, NHL Legend – New York Rangers ($70)
Former NHL player Sean Avery is best know for his agitating playing style and controversial behavior both on and off the ice. He led the NHL in penalty minutes twice, during the 2003–04 and 2005–06 NHL seasons. He is also known for his eclectic interests, having worked in fashion, most notably as an intern at Vogue magazine; as a model; and as a restaurateur.
The former New York Ranger has most recently focused his efforts to clear the New York City bike lanes and sidewalks from inconsiderate drivers, or anyone else who gets in the way. Love him or hate him, Avery’s Cameo videos are amazing. Often some of the longest of any hockey celebrities, Avery isn’t afraid to chirp or swear, which us hockey fans love. Check out his page for a good laugh.
#1 Dave Hanson, Actor – Slapshot ($116)
Dave Hanson who played Jack Hanson (#16) (one of the famed Hanson Brothers) from the cult classic movie Slapshot, does an amazing job with his videos on Cameo. Dave gets into full character mode with his classic glasses, toys, and foil-wrapped fists, while making sure that each video is fully personalized. You can tell that Dave takes this seriously and spends time preparing and scripting his Cameos before filming. Check his page out, it’s the best one out there in our opinion.