Kevn Schroeder, who came into popularity as ‘Dancing Kevin’ a few years ago, is the superfan of Columbus Blue Jackets. However, other Blue Jackets supporters who’ve gotten accustomed to the superfan might notice a recent change in their ‘Dancing Kevin’.
Kevin, who once graced hockey fans’ screens with an enormous, 370-pound belly, has lost approximately 160 pounds over the last 9 months, reports The State. Aside from looking happy as usual, he’s now looking a lot healthier, too.
Something to Dance About
Dancing Kevin first went viral a few seasons ago when videos of him doing solo dance-offs went online. He’d typically be seen taking his shirt off, revealing his rotund body painted with signs declaring support, like “CBJ Let’s Get To Work!” Sports fans would normally hold up paper or board signs for that sort of support, but for Schroeder, his body was good enough. And even though his canvas looks a lot smaller now, he’s still at it.
He has a lot of reasons to be dancing, too, as the Blue Jackets’ season is on an upward climb. The team went on an undefeated 14-0 run in December, and currently sit atop the Metropolitan Division with a 27-5-4 record. They’re also riding high a league-leading 16 straight wins right now. The next highest on the list, the Penguins, only have 4 straight.
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Blue Jackets Quick Facts
If you’re just getting up to speed with Columbus’ season now, here are a few other quick facts now:
Sergei Bobrovsky has just been named the NHL Player of the Month. The honor isn’t easy to come by, but when you help your team to an undefeated month over the likes of Pittsburgh and Minnesota, you probably have a chance. The goalkeeper had a .939 saving record during that run.
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Its becoming Brandon Saad’s team. The left wing, who was traded to the team in 2015, is making a strong case for himself as a bona-fide team leader. In a December post on the Players’ Tribune, the Stanley Cup winner (with Chicago) shared his understanding of staying hot when you get hot. That is probably in mind as he plays off a 14.3 shooting percentage season so far.
Before the season, ESPN pegged the Columbus Blue Jackets to finish 8th in the Metropolitan Division. That analysis seems pretty off the mark, right now.
Finally, the team has made some New Year’s Resolutions. For 2017, the team seems pretty committed to getting things done – outside a hockey rink. Click here to see the video.
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