Tweet from @jpav8: It���s gone!!! by So it’s Serious Time for Brent Burns. The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. Although Burns may look like a wild man on the ice – all 6-foot-5, 230 pounds of him, teeth missing, scruff threatening to engulf his face – he is a marauder on a mission. Time to bust out the beard oil and – what the heck – light a couple matches under your lid. Brent Burns isn’t allowed to stick lit matches in his helmet, but like Blackbeard, he is one hell of an intimidating force. Calling it reckless wouldn’t be far off. When famed pirate Edward ‘Blackbeard’ Teach went into battle, he did so as the most intimidating man of the seas. All NHL team jerseys customized with NHL players' names and numbers are officially licensed by the NHL and the NHLPA. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. © NHL 2019. What a start to the season Brent Burns (born March 9, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and alternate captain for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). I’d rather eat off this beard than some dinner plates.” Over the years, this season in particular, the beard has become synonymous with the player. If … With his ability to make plays at high speeds, Burns is essentially a bigger, meaner version of Letang – and that’s pretty good if you’re going for a Stanley Cup, which San Jose has been chasing for quite some time now. As noted in the essential text General History of the Pyrates by Captain Johnson, Teach grew his beard out to frightful lengths and a bushy depth that saw the hairs come up to his eyes.

A couple of weeks ago, Burns announced he would be ditching his trademark look and opt for a clean shave and a buzz cut in order to raise money for two charities that are close to his heart – Defending the Blue Line (an organization that enables children of military families to stay active and play hockey while their parents are deployed) and the Katie Moore Foundation (honouring the late wife of the New York Rangers’ Dominic Moore and benefits cancer research). "Those grants, along with generous gear donations from the NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund, allow us to put these special youth through hockey programs at virtually no expense to the service member. TV, NHL Premium, NHL After Dark, NHL GameCenter, NHL GameCenter LIVE, NHL Network name and logo, NHL Tonight name and logo, On The Fly, NHL Awards name and logo, NHL Draft name and logo, NHL Mascots, Hockey Fights Cancer, Because It's The Cup, NHL Green name and logo, NHL Vault, Hockey Is For Everyone, NHL Thanksgiving Showdown name and logo, NHL Centennial Classic name and logo, NHL Centennial Season logo, NHL100 Classic name and logo, NHL Global Series name and logo, NHL China Games name and logo, NHL Power Players name and logo, and Don't Miss A Moment are trademarks of the National Hockey League.
The San Jose Sharks center was unrecognizable at practice Tuesday after his glorious beard was shaved Monday. “He wants the game on his stick. “When you’re building out a defenseman – he’s 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, he’s physical, he can skate all day long, he’s got a bomb for a shot and through his career here he has learned the intricacies of the position.” In a dressing room where DeBoer turns to leaders such as Burns to keep the team on the same page, the D-man sets a tone on and off the ice – fellow blueliner Justin Braun notes that Burns loves to shut down forwards even at practice and when the Sharks need him, the fun visage disappears. The top defenseman in the tournament? If you’re not familiar with it, here is a refresher. Burns shared a snap of the beard-removal ceremony in progress on Twitter. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: National Hockey League Players' Association. Shane Hudella, of Defending the Blue Line, says that Brent Burns has been a supporter of their cause since it was first created in 2009 and remains their largest annual donor by running a luxury suite for troops at every home game. The dichotomies continue. A barely recognizable Brent Burns and an incredible donation made to two worthy causes.

He has the skills and physical attributes to dominate and a great cast in San Jose to back him up. is the official web site of the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. If you think you know Brent Burns, think again. Joe Thornton's legendary beard is a thing of the past.
On the ice, Brent Burns is known for his athletic ability as a San Jose Sharks defenseman. The 2020 first-rounder brings tons of skill and two-way play on the ice as well as great leadership in the dressing room. What she thought he'd be, what she's learned from him, and the gift only a mother would love most in this week's special edition Player Q&A with Gaby Burns, mother of Brent Burns (who also calls him Burnzie!). “It takes a lot of beard oil and tender loving care to keep it tight,” he said. The San Jose Sharks defenseman shaved off his “mountain man” look this week for charity.

Any other third party trademarks or copyrights are the property of their respective owners. Great Clips becomes official hair salon of the NHL; “LegendHairy Greats” digital video series featuring Brent Burns and Duncan Keith. “Revenues raised from this event will help pay additional hockey fees for our military families in the bay area," says Hudella. Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Almost didn���t recognize you there, Jumbo. Wookiee, Chewbacca, wild man, animal; these are just a few of the nicknames San Jose Sharks defenceman, Brent Burns is known by. Off the ice, however, Burns is known for his signature long hair and epic beard. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy. By the time the event took place on Friday, November 1st, the funds raised more than doubled that amount, totalling over $23,000. For the shave off, fellow San Jose Sharks players served as barbers. All Rights Reserved. Sidney Crosby, Tyler Seguin and Nathan MacKinnon among the stars, and the Canucks ended up thrashing the field, humiliating Russia 6-1 in the gold-medal game. This is an edited version of a feature that appeared in the Playoff Preview edition of The Hockey News magazine. In Martin, Burns has a partner who reads the play extremely well and knows the game inside-out, balancing out his aggressive style. “He’s got an unbelievable package of tools,” DeBoer said. Burns has had a Norris-caliber campaign, easily surpassing his previous personal-best for goals (22), which he set as a forward in 2013-14, and points (60), which he established last season on the blueline. The veteran forward signs up with San Jose for a third tour of duty and a legitimate shot of breaking Gordie Howe's record for games played in the NHL. The NHL has updated its Privacy Policy effective January 16, 2020.

When he gets serious, you know it’s time to get going.” Still, DeBoer knew that Burns had to be balanced out. Tweet from @Burnzie88: End of an era ... start of something special!