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Bruins Grow Out Mustaches for Movember

Thirteen players taking part to raise awareness for men's health

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / - Adam McQuaid has been getting plenty of attention around the Bruins dressing room of late. And he's not sure if that's necessarily a good thing.

It's November - which means it's also Movember - and many Bruins have begun growing mustaches. According to his teammates, McQuaid's is among the best.

"I don't know if that's a title that you want or not," McQuaid said with a smile.

He's also picked up a couple of new nicknames.

"Some guys are calling me sheriff and saying I look like the guy from There's Something About Mary and stuff like that," said McQuaid. "It's fun to kind of joke around about it. We know about the seriousness of what it stands for, but it's still fun at the same time."

Video: Bruins grow mustaches for Movember

"Quaider definitely has a great mustache," said Patrice Bergeron. "We call him a state trooper right now. He looks very serious with it. I think it looks good on him."

Thirteen Bruins - Bergeron, Noel Acciari, Matt Beleskey, Brandon Carlo, Austin Czarnik, John-Michael Liles, Brad Marchand, Zane McIntyre, McQuaid, Colin Miller, Joe Morrow, Tuukka Rask, and Tim Schaller - are taking part.

"It's coming alright," said Schaller. "I think I should have started a little earlier in the growing process, but it's coming along. It's getting pretty itchy right now - but it's worth it."

That it is. The hope is that the mustaches start a conversation and raise funds for men's health programs across the globe. Since 2003, Movember has raised over $650 million and funded over 1,000 breakthrough men's health programs in 21 countries.

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"It's always an easy thing to do to raise awareness for a great cause," said Bergeron, who is the team's Movember captain. "A lot of guys are on board again this year and I'm pretty happy about it.

"You try to go along with it, I guess, and not worry about what people think and might say. I guess the word is around a little bit more so people are a little bit more aware of it."

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