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Tanev continues to see ghosts in yearly headshot

Kraken forward updates his viral headshot during Media Day

by Anna Kulesa @akulesa_ / Staff Writer

Brandon Tanev is ready for spooky season…again.

The Seattle Kraken forward continued the tradition of his viral wide-eyed headshot with an updated version during Media Day on Wednesday.

Tweet from @SeattleKraken: another media day another ghost sighting 👻👻👻

Back in 2021, Tanev's headshot as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins went viral. When asked about it, the veteran forward claimed he saw a ghost while taking the picture.

The headshot has lived in infamy ever since.

Last season, former Penguins teammate Kasperi Kapanencreated his own version of the pose.

Back in August, Seattle Seahawks running back DeeJay Dallas also mimicked Tanev's pose for his own headshot.The Seahawks edited the two headshots into the famous "Step Brothers" movie cover after the Kraken posted the updated photo on Wednesday.


Tanev has been no stranger to wide-eyed headshots throughout his career. Since his first season with the Winnipeg Jets in the 2015-16 season, Tanev has improved the pose every year.

The legend never dies.

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