This season he has 31 points in 70 games for the Sharks. Sharks center Joe Thornton chopped off his beard for the first time in nearly two years, the team revealed in a video, which showed the before and after, with some help from his daughter, Ayla, who channeled “I Dream of Jeannie” to show the stunning change. “Hopefully it’ll grow back quickly.”, [REALTED: Sharks reported 'front-runners' to sign top goalie prospect]. With the NHL’s season on pause because of the coronavirus pandemic, Thornton has some time to start growing his beard back in. May 3, 2020 | 11:14am | Updated May 3, 2020 | 11:15am, — San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) May 2, 2020. At a time when facial hair is growing unabashedly across a shut-down country, one of hockey’s most well-known beards has disappeared. “He didn’t want to see dad, so I’ve got to make it up to him.”. Thornton is San Jose’s all-time assists leader, but the 40-year-old has become arguably more synonymous with his “lifestyle beard” in the last handful of seasons. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. By Sean Leahy May 4, 2020, 12:18 PM EDT. — Brent Burns (@Burnzie88) October 2, 2018 “I regretted [shaving] as soon as it started hitting the floor,” Thornton told reporters on Oct. 28 at the Sharks' practice facility. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Sean Leahy. Thornton’s son was not a fan of him clean-shaven at the time. “Hopefully it’ll grow back quickly.”. The two posed on the cover of the “Body Issue” for “ESPN: The Magazine” wearing, well, not much else outside of the beards. Privacy Notice Just like magic, Joe Thornton’s beard disappears, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Power restoration begins for Bay Area as temperatures, fire danger remain high in some areas. He won’t need to worry about growing one for the playoffs, though — if there are playoffs — as the Sharks were in last place in the Western Conference at the time the season was suspended. The 40-year-old Thornton started growing his graybeard during the 2015-16 season as he and Sharks defenseman Brent Burns became known for their matching looks, which they dubbed “lifestyle beards.” There was one slight interruption, when Burns shaved Thornton’s beard at a team party just before the 2018 season, but Thornton had spent every day since then growing it back. The beard had been in place since the 2015-16 season, when Thornton and Burns were the ones to that began to grow out their facial hair, dubbed “lifestyle beards.”, “My wife’s been wanting this done for a long time and the guys kind of got on it and all of a sudden the shaver came out, and there it was on the plate,” Thornton said then. Reblog. It's amazing how much younger Joe Thornton looks when he gets rid of that giant scruffy beard. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved Sharks reported 'front-runners' to sign top goalie prospect. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Jalen Rose: Renaissance Man Burns shaved Thornton’s beard at a team party ahead of the 2018-19 regular season, but Thornton missed his facial hair at practice the following morning. ... when Sharks teammate Brent Burns did the honor of shaving Thornton's beard for him. Thanks for contacting us. Rumors swirl as Joe Thornton decides future, San Jose Sharks sign Patrick Marleau as he nears Gordie Howe record. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights I wouldn’t jump to that assumption.”. We've received your submission. The NHL is still attempting to finish the 2019-2020 regular season, perhaps resuming as early as June. When he woke up, he didn’t want to see dad. He looks 15 years younger. — San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) May 2, 2020. Thornton has played in 1,636 NHL games, ninth-most all time. DSW offers buy one, get one 50 percent off deal on shoes and accessories, H&M launches Jeans Redesign collection focused on sustainability, Nordstrom Rack takes up to 65 percent off outerwear, Postmates is scoring delivery wins all football season, Lululemon offers up to 75 percent off apparel, accessories and more, Cardi B was in bed with Offset when she accidentally posted her nude photo, Hunter Biden emails, pics reveal wild life, pained soul. All Access Digital offer for just 99 cents! Joe Thornton reveals he has shaved his iconic beard. My vote? Thornton shouldn't shave again until he hangs up his skates for good. Joe Thornton's daughter makes his beard disappear. You know (him). Her dad’s beard disappears. So when the Sharks next take the ice, Thornton probably is going to have plenty of facial hair in tow. His 24 assists give him 1,089 for his career, seventh-most all-time in league history. Joe Thornton signs with pro team — just not the Sharks or Maple Leafs, Latest on Sharks & Joe Thornton: Maple Leafs coach, GM reportedly make their pitch, Would Jumbo leave the Sharks? Get Morning Report and other email newsletters. I’ve got to make it up to him somehow.”. He and teammate Brent Burns began growing beards during the 2015-16 season, and the beards became a staple for both players well beyond the 2015-16 Stanley Cup Final. Share. Lets get it going again pic.twitter.com/U4yJVxbqKh, “I regretted [shaving] as soon as it started hitting the floor,” Thornton told reporters on Oct. 28 at the Sharks' practice facility. Joe Thornton has shaved his beard, as a Twitter video posted by the San Jose Sharks showed Sitemap Your Ad Choices End of an era ... start of something special! Joe Thornton made a drastic decision with the NHL season suspended due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Joe Thornton’s wonderful ‘lifestyle beard’ is gone. Thornton, who will turn 41 in July, has played 15 seasons for San Jose after playing his first eight for the Boston Bruins, who selected him with the No.