Flyers introduce Gritty, their new mascot

The Flyers unveiled the orange-haired, googly eyed guy to the world via social media and a public event in Philadelphia on Monday.

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: Join us in welcoming the newest member of the #Flyers Family, @GrittyNHL!!Learn more about Gritty:

According to the Flyers website, Gritty is a lifelong Flyers fan who enjoys both snow from the Zamboni and hot dogs. His bio says he is loyal and mischievous, and earned his name by displaying a gritty attitude, much like that of the Flyers.

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ takes a spill in debut

The Flyers said some recent construction at Wells Fargo Center disturbed his secret hideout, forcing him to reveal himself for the first time publicly.

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: Well, this is interesting…

He will make his game debut at the preseason game against the Boston Bruins at Wells Fargo Center on Monday. Fans also can follow Gritty on social media.

Tweet from @GrittyNHL: It me. #Gritty

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