Reaves embraces 'Muffin Man' nickname, jokes he'd consider WWE

Icon Sportswire / Getty

Ryan Reaves doesn't seem opposed to his newfound nickname.

On Wednesday, the Vegas Golden Knights forward responded to Evander Kane giving him the "Muffin Man" moniker one day prior.

"That's my new nickname, so you can call me that," Reaves told reporters, including the Las Vegas Review-Journal's David Schoen.

Reaves also addressed Kane's assertions that Reaves "sure does a lot of talking," and that "he thinks it's the WWE."

"If Vince McMahon wants to call me when I retire I could always use a few extra bucks," the Golden Knights agitator told reporters, according to The Athletic's Jesse Granger.

Reaves joked that he'd use his new nickname in the ring and walk out to the nursery rhyme, "The Muffin Man," which the Vegas DJ played when Kane was ejected from Game 4 on Tuesday night.

Before Tuesday's contest, Kane took a shot at Reaves' effort in their Game 3 fight.

"For the so-called toughest guy in the league, I don't know if he landed a punch," Kane said. "At times I thought I was fighting the Muffin Man. Didn't expect that, I expected more of a battle."

The two players finally fought with about two minutes left in Game 3 after jawing at each other for much of the contest.

Vegas shut out San Jose 5-0 on Tuesday to take a 3-1 series lead.

Reaves embraces 'Muffin Man' nickname, jokes he'd consider WWE
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox