Ah, NHL training camps. A time for happy reunions, rigorous fitness tests and awkward publicity photos that make your high-school yearbook headshot seem like an Annie Leibovitz presentation by comparison.
Yes, one of Cosmopolitan magazine’s hottest hockey players of 2013 decided to look like a shipwrecked hippie for his official team photo. If you’re wondering why he has the beard, our only guess is that he’s allowing a small menagerie of snakes to live in it.
Thing is, this preposterous headshot shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that’s followed the slow transformation of Brent Burns from a human being into some sort of altered beast …
Here’s a look at the evolution of Brent Burns: