The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs begin this week and each first round matchup looks to provide entertaining hockey.
If that's not enough for fans though, it also is the beginning of the league-wide Beard-A-Thon. It’s a tradition in the NHL once the playoffs start to not shave until either your team loses or wins the Cup.
It’s always fun to see which players will grow the biggest and best beards and the ones who can barely grow anything (we're looking at you Alexander Semin).
Then, there's the in-betweens: the players that grow some, but it comes in patchy areas (Sidney Crosby being the obvious example of this).
This list is going to focus on the fullest beards: the guys who look like they could step off the ice and onto a Brawny label.
Here are 20 players who will grow awesome playoff beards this year.