Russell Pederson doesn’t live in fear of the hockey gods — he tempts them.
Pederson, a Momence, Ill., resident, has thrown traditional superstition to the wind and added the number “2013″ to his tattoo commemorating the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup championships. The Blackhawks haven’t yet won the 2013 title, and, in fact, are tied at two wins apiece with the Boston Bruins in this year’s Final.
Pederson initially had a tattoo of Lord Stanley’s Cup done on his upper arm after the Hawks won the 2010 title, and he’s so confident that they will win this year that he had the tattoo updated before the Hawks won Wednesday night’s overtime nail-biter.
“I don’t believe in jinxes,” Pederson told NBC 5 in Chicago. “I do believe it’ll go seven games, but I’m confident the Hawks are going to win the Cup.”
Check out Pederson’s bold tattoo in the photos below.
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