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Goodbye beard: Sharks’ Burns shaving for charity

Oct 20, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

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Brent Burns is ditching his wild outdoorsman look, but for a good cause.

According to the Sharks, the defenseman-turned-forward will be getting rid of his famous hair and beard on November 1 to raise money for the Defending the Blue Line and Katie Moore Foundation charities. He’ll be getting a buzz cut and shaving off his full, wildman beard in an effort to raise money for both non-profits.

From now until Halloween, the Sharks are hoping to raise $5,000 for each charity and with how famous his look has become, it probably won’t take too long to meet their goal.

To make things even more crazy, one of Burns’ Sharks teammates will get to do the honors of shaving him.

“I’m sure there will be a long line of guys wanting to cut my hair,” Burns said with a laugh. “With this disaster on my face, I figured that maybe some good can come from it and we can help a couple of deserving causes.”

This sounds like a job for Tomas “Teenage Mutant Ninja” Hertl.

  1. sjtorpitt - Oct 20, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    It’ll be back by the next home stand.

  2. sjsharks66 - Oct 20, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    This is why I love this team. Great idea by Burns!

  3. jacketsfan7 - Oct 20, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Gotta love burnzie , great guy and does great things for great causes , that’s awesome

  4. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Oct 20, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Movember is awesome! Good on you, Burns!

  5. canucks30 - Oct 20, 2013 at 1:37 PM

  6. 19to77 - Oct 20, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Don’t do it, Burnzie! It’s a trick to steal your Samson powers!

  7. jhuck92 - Oct 20, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Nothing’s uglier than a shaved Wookiee

  8. blomfeld - Oct 20, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Newsflash … San Jose Sharks = Planet of the Apes !

  9. stinkpretty1 - Oct 21, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Love the roster picture of this fella since his first year in Minnie, hilarious!

    Good thing he isnt on the Devils, they treat their players like soldiers…Short hair and low Jersey Numbers.

  10. joeyashwi - Oct 21, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Still one of my favorite players to ever wear a Wild jersey. Cool story.

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