Meet Gritty: Flyers introduce new mascot

The Philadelphia Flyers have unveiled their new mascot, Gritty!

Gritty, a seven-foot, orange, fuzzy creature, made his first public appearance at the Please Touch Museum on Monday morning.

The team says Gritty was recently “found” by the team, uncovered during large-scale construction and renovations currently taking place at the Wells Fargo Center.

The mascot showed off some of his assets and oddities – including googly eyes, a squeaky belly button and hands, as well as the ability to blow smoke out of his ears. As his home has been deep inside the Wells Fargo Center for an unknown amount of time, Gritty has also picked up solid skating and hockey abilities.   

Gritty will make his game debut Monday, September 24 as the Flyers take on the Boston Bruins at the Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m.