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Brent Burns mistaken for pirate at Disney World, signs autographs anyway

Sharks star defenseman doesn't shy away from adoring kids requesting signature @NHL

Some kids at Disney World met one of the NHL's best players and they just had to get his autograph.

Not because San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns is a Norris Trophy finalist, but because they apparently thought he was part of the "Pirates of the Carribean" exhibit.

Tweet from @Burnzie88: .@WaltDisneyWorld what a special day today! #happilyeverafter was amazing! Met some other pirates, princesses and the beast!

"I actually signed a bunch of autographs in kids' (Disney character) books for that. They thought I was a pirate. So I signed them. It was fun," Burns said in an interview shared by the Sharks. "We always try to dress up and have a good time every day there, so I can't blame the kids for thinking that."

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: .@Burnzie88 signed some autographs at Disney World - not because he's a hockey player, but because kids thought he was a pirate. ��

Burns, in case you missed it, took the family to Disney World back in May and tweeted a picture of a "family reunion" with Chewbacca.

"We had a great family trip to Disney World. It was the first time for the kids. We usually go to Disney Land (in Anaheim, Ca.), so it was a lot of fun to go there (Disney World in Orlando, Fla.). We got to meet a long lost cousin. Chewy was great."

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