Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher is one of the most recognizable names in the NHL. While Fisher does not possess the hockey superstar talents of players like Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, or Steven Stamkos, it is Fisher's wife who makes him a household name. Carrie Underwood is one of the most popular singers on the planet and by association, everyone now knows Fisher as Underwood's hockey-playing husband.
Denver does have its own celebrity couple featuring an athlete with popular Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker and his singer wife, Jessie James. The two have a show on E! titled Eric & Jessie: Game On.
When former first-round pick Wojtek Wolski played for the Colorado Avalanche, he dated Ashley Leggat, who at the time was on The Disney Channel's Life with Derek, but they hardly became a well-known celebrity couple. While the Avs Better Halves always do a fantastic job with the annual Charity Brunch, diaper and food drives, and other charity events they host, what would it look like if some Avs players paired up with a celebrity better half?
Matt Duchene and Selena Gomez
One of the most dymanic and explosive players in the NHL, the 22-year-old Matt Duchene is establishing himself as an emerging superstar in his fifth season. 21-year-old singer and actress Selena Gomez has successfully transitioned from a teen Disney star to an adult performer (with more class than some *cough* Miley *cough*). Gomez was previously in a high-profile relationship with singer Justin Bieber, and while Duchene is an up-and-coming NHL star, it would be much lower-profile relationship for the talented singer/actress.
Gabe Landeskog and Jennifer Lawrence
Still a few days away from his 21st birthday, Landeskog holds the distinction of being the youngest captain in NHL history, and like Duchene, is a budding young NHL superstar. The 23-year-old Jennifer Lawrence has achieved massive success in her own right, winning an Academy Award for 2012's Silver Linings Playbook and also starring in megahits like The Hunger Games films and X-Men: First Class. The sky is the limit for these two talents!
Erik Johnson and Alex Morgan
The 25-year-old Erik Johnson and the 24-year-old Alex Morgan have both won Olympic medals for the United States. Morgan is one of the most popular soccer stars in the U.S. and Johnson is no stranger to the spotlight after being drafted first overall in 2006.
Ryan O'Reilly and Tracy Spiridakos
Ryan O'Reilly is a well-known rink rat and fitness enthusiast. Tracy Spiridakos plays a badass who is forces to survive in a post-apocalyptic world in NBC's Revolution. I could see these two together.
Matt Hunwick and Taylor Swift
I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22 ;)