Walk into almost any professional clubhouse, players' lounge or locker room across North America and you're bound to find a ping-pong table. Atsaid ping-pong table, you're also just as likely to find a pair of professional athletes locked in a heated battle for table tennis supremacy and team bragging rights. And let's just saw said ping-pong table happens to be located in Honda Center and Anaheim Ducks winger Patrick Eaves is at the table. Well in that case, if they are taking bets… bet the farm!
That's right, the Beard isn't just a sniper around the crease, he also happens to be quite the ringer when it comes to ping pong.
— Smashfest (@_Smashfest) July 21, 2017
On Thursday, Eaves along with an illustrious list of NHL talent took part in Smashfest VI, a charity ping-pong tournament hosted by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Dominic Moore.
Coming into the tournament as a two-time defending champion, Eaves successfully defended his crown once again having defeated Moore in the semifinals before defeating Ottawa Senators winger Alex Burrows in a rematch of last year's final.
— NHLPA (@NHLPA) July 21, 2017
Eaves now has a hattrick of Smashfest victories dating back to before he had his impressive beard. Wonder if any Ducks players will dare to challenge him when the team reconvenes in September for training camp.