More than any other sport, hockey has embraced monstrosities in terms of haircuts.
The mullet and the long shaggy look for example. It may be because of past trends in the sport, or simply because of the gritty, tough image that is personified by many players. Or they want to appear as if they do not care what their image and persona is seen to be by the public.
For fans and people who grow to become fans of these players, their image and identity as a professional is made at the NHL Draft where they are introduced to a mass audience for the first time.
About 95 percent of the players in the draft make a traditional clean-cut debut for the teams that select them as they do not want to "rock the boat."
However, there is the other five percent of young players who decide that they want to make a splash, and grab the attention of teams and fans with haircuts only a mother could love.
The frequency of the crazy draft day hair-do has gone done since the 1980s as the required helmet has no doubt caused some players to pull out the clippers.
Despite these changes that have been seen and the notion that these players would know better by now, there are still guys who do not get the picture. Here are some of the best examples.