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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.

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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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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."

1988: Lanny McDonald, Calgary Flames

2000's: Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings

2000's: Kris Draper, Detroit Red Wings

2003: Ken Daneyko, New Jersey Devils

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2006: Bret Hedican, Carolina Hurricanes

2006: Mike Commodore, Carolina Hurricanes, rockin' 90% hair, 10% face

2007: Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Ducks

2008: Jaromir Jagr, New York Rangers

2009: Chris Mason, St. Louis Blues

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

2010: Scott Hartnell, Philadelphia Flyers

2010: Ville Leino, Philadelphia Flyers

2011: Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

2011: Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins

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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