Hockey Hair: The 20 Worst Haircuts Currently in the NHL

Tom Urtz Jr.Contributor IJuly 17, 2012

Hockey Hair: The 20 Worst Haircuts Currently in the NHL

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    Most casual sports fans usually thinks of a mullet when the topic of hockey hair is broached. Hockey players have been known to sport wild, wacky and zany haircuts under their helmets throughout their careers.

    In today's NHL, there are a few players in particular who have a penchant for crazy haircuts and some of these styles are so bad, they actually are good?

    Nonetheless, let's take a look at the 20 worst haircuts in the NHL.

Mike Commodore

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    While this isn't the worst haircut Mike Commodore has sported during his NHL career, it is one of the worst in the NHL today. Commodore once had a full blown afro that he sported while a member of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Michal Handzus

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    Michal Handzus is now a member of the San Jose Sharks but he probably wishes he stayed with the Los Angeles Kings. Handzus has one of the worst mullets in the NHL today. It is long, curly, unkempt and an overall mess.

Jaromir Jagr

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    Jaromir Jagr has always had a classic mullet. His current hair style is toned down from the flowing locks he sported in the early 90s but Jagr still has one of the worst hockey haircuts in the NHL today.

    Jagr used to be a member or arguably the worst hockey hair line in the league with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell.

Patrick Kane

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    Patrick Kane is a star for the Chicago Blackhawks and he also has one of the worst hockey haircuts in the league. Kane sports a famous hockey mullet and plays the game like a old-time hockey player.

    Kane's haircut isn't the worst in the league but it is one of the worst.

George Parros

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    George Parros has one of the league's most memorable mustaches and he also sports one of the league's worst haircuts. Parros is a pugilist who spends a lot of his time on the ice without a helmet so it is easy to see his hair flailing in the air.

    Parros could pass as an evil railroad baron in another life if he wanted to.

Kris Letang

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    Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins is a player who has a hockey player's haircut. His hair is long, mangy and stuffed into his helmet while he is on the ice. He often slicks it back in an attempt to look presentable but it is still one of the worst haircuts in the NHL today.

Claude Giroux

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    Claude Giroux is emerging as one of the NHL's best players. He also has one of the worst mullets in the NHL. Giroux's hairstyle seems to be a hybrid of Jaromir Jagr and Scott Hartnell's haircuts.

    When you add the mustache to Giroux, he looks like an old fashioned hockey villain.

Roberto Luongo

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    Roberto Luongo has some ugly hair. It is long, greasy and he tries to contain it by slicking it back but it really doesn't work at all.

    Luongo has the luxury of being a goalie so he can hide his horrendous hair with a mask while he is on the ice. 

Mike Smith

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    Until this year, Mike Smith was an average goaltender but he emerged in a big way, especially during the playoffs. As a goaltender, his face is often shielded and so is his hair. In this photo, Smith's curly locks are pushed to the side as he tried to wear a Coyotes hat.

    Smith has so much hair to contain it is surprising that he can fit it all underneath his mask without it being a distraction.

Ryan Smyth

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    Ryan Smyth used to have a longer, free-flowing mullet but he has made his hair more presentable over the past few years.

    Smyth is a leader on the Edmonton Oilers; could he potentially inspire some younger players like Ryan Nugent-Hokpins and Taylor Hall to grow their hair like he does?

Scott Hartnell

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    Scott Hartnell's hockey hair and beard are so bad they're good. Hopefully that made sense to you but if not, Hartnell's hair is still one of the worst amongst players in the NHL. He has a long curly hair style that resembles Carrot Top's infamous haircut.

Kris Versteeg

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    Some people can pull off this hairstyle. Kris Versteeg can't. Versteeg had a smaller version of this haircut when he was a member of the Chicago Blackhawks and he should really revert back to that hairstyle.

Drew Doughty

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    Drew Doughty is a Stanley Cup champion, one of the NHL's top defensemen, an Olympian and a member of the bad hockey hair club.

    He has a mullet haircut and it is hard to keep care of. He may be a top NHL player but Doughty has to take better care of his hair now that he will be a more prominent NHL figure.

Andrei Kostitsyn

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    I don't know how to even begin in describing this horrendous haircut. Kostitsyn is balding towards the front, he has it thin and long in the back. It is a pretty bad haircut so I am pretty surprised that while he is off the ice, Kostitsyn isn't wearing a hat.

Chris Pronger

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    Chris Pronger is a rugged NHL defenseman who has made a living by scaring opposing players and taking them to hell and back with physical body hits.

    Pronger wants to look as fearsome and as intimidating as possible so he doesn't care that he has terrible hair.

    I'm pretty sure if you mentioned Pronger's bad haircut, he would punch your teeth out.

Duncan Keith

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    You know that Duncan Keith is a true hockey player because he has bad hair and bad teeth. Keith is a franchise defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks and he really could become a team icon if not for his achievements but for his overall appearance.

Matt Moulson

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    Matt Moulson is a rising star for the New York Islanders. He was a Lady Byng finalist this past season and he contributes a lot without taking penalties. In addition to Moulson's accomplishments, he also has a pretty mangey haircut. 

    During the third period of a game, if you look at Moulson you can see beads of sweat dripping from his long strands of hair.

    His haircut is definitely one of the worst in the league.

Brandon Dubinsky

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    Brandon Dubinsky has terrible hair. He looks like a small child the way he gels his hair all the way to one side so you can see the natural part on the other side. Dubinsky is a huge fan of the combover but it isn't a look that really works for him.

Cal Clutterbuck

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    This is another combover that really doesn't belong in the NHL. Cal Clutterbuck is sporting a nice mustache and some stubble but the hair doesn't fit him.

    Clutterbuck is one of the league's most feared hitters but without a helmet, this guy doesn't look that intimidating.

Mikhail Grabovski

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    Mikhail Grabovski's hair sticks outside of his helmet and flails around. His helmet doesn't contain his locks so maybe it is time to take some scissors to his mane.

    It is a bit shorter than when he was a member of the Montreal Canadiens but it is still one of the worst haircuts in the league today.