The storied Montreal Canadiens are getting a mascot - and not just any old one.
Youppi!, who was the Montreal Expos' mascot for years before the team moved south, is coming out of retirement to join the National Hockey League team.
The super furry animal is still orange but is expected to wear the Canadiens' white or red jersey when he entertains fans at the Bell Centre.
There was no immediate comment from Canadiens management whether they believe the new signing can help the team win its first Stanley Cup since 1993.
Youppi! was once ejected from a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Canadiens will be hoping the lumbering giant can keep his temper in check.