Originally written on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 11/9/14

PITTSBURGH - JUNE 4: Jiri Hudler #26 of the Detroit Red Wings handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Four of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals on June 4, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

When Jiri Hudler bolted for the KHL after the 2009 cup finals many fans were disappointed and confused as to why he would leave such a good thing behind. Sure the money was great, but the stability of the KHL and HC Dynamo was questionable at best. Why would he trade a top-six role on an NHL powerhouse for the frigid Russian winter?

The Wings and Hudler parted ways for a full season, and little was known about what he had been up to while overseas. Sighting began popping up across the globe but none were ever confirmed.

Until now…

Click the jump… You don’t want to miss this.


Recently some pictures have come into our possession that shed some light on what really happened during Happy Hudler’s mystery year abroad.

Here are those pictures.

Found here in a weekend getaway to Egypt…

At the Oscars with Selena Gomez... Take that Beiber.

Sunbathing in Paris…

Hanging out with the guys of Yo Gabba Gabba…

Disrupting the space-time continuum with Doc Brown…

Helping Santa check his list…

Partyin’ it up with Kristen Cavallari pre Jay Cutler…

And out at a Russian discotheque with some lady friends…

The evidence is piling up, and the photos keep coming. Where will Hudler show up next? Tune in next weekend for more crazy hi-jinks from Happy Hudler’s Magical Mystery Globe-Trotting Travels.

If you or someone you know has evidence of Hudlers whereabouts in 2009-10 and would like to share that information, please contact us at Nightmare on Helm Street.

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