15 Great Moments In The NHL’s “Playoff Beard” History

There is no definitive history of the NHL “Playoff Beard” but the tradition has given us some amazing facial hair.

1. 1980: Ken Morrow, New York Islanders

Many say that the playoff beard tradition started in 1980. Denis Potvin, of the Islanders, said it came organically. The team would “play four games in five nights in the first round and it was just something that kind of happened.”

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2. 1988: Lanny McDonald, Calgary Flames

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3. 2000’s: Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings

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4. 2000’s: Kris Draper, Detroit Red Wings

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5. 2003: Ken Daneyko, New Jersey Devils

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6. 2006: Bret Hedican, Carolina Hurricanes

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7. 2006: Mike Commodore, Carolina Hurricanes, rockin’ 90% hair, 10% face

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8. 2007: Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Ducks

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9. 2008: Jaromir Jagr, New York Rangers

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10. 2009: Chris Mason, St. Louis Blues

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11. 2009: Maxime Talbot of the Pittsburgh Penguins proves that the lack of beard isn’t a team problem

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12. 2010: Scott Hartnell, Philadelphia Flyers

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13. 2010: Ville Leino, Philadelphia Flyers

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14. 2011: Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

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15. 2011: Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins

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In the end it doesn’t matter how good your beard is, it just matters that try…BECAUSE IT’S THE CUP!

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