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Penguins HBK Line helps shear Brett Keisel's beard

Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino, Phil Kessel shave facial hair of former Steelers defensive end for charity

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Brett Keisel's seventh annual Shear Da Beard event came with a double dose of HBK.

Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Phil Kessel, Carl Hagelin and Nick Bonino, who form the HBK Line, helped shave the beard of the former Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive end on Monday to raise money for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Tweet from @penguins: The #HBKLine finally met one of their biggest fans, @shawnmichaels. Read more from the 7th annual #ShearDaBeard: https://t.co/xg4AULavWi pic.twitter.com/JDEuLa7VEI

Tweet from @penguins: #ShearedDaBeard pic.twitter.com/JupTrb8tNC

Former WWE superstar Shawn Michaels, known as HBK during his wrestling days, and Steelers defensive lineman James Harrison were among the high-profile beard-shavers at the event. Michaels hopped on the Penguins bandwagon during their run to the Stanley Cup last spring. 

Tweet from @ShawnMichaels: Unbelievably thrilled to have finally got to meet the #HBKLine tonight !! Already a great night!! #ShearDaBeard pic.twitter.com/pKk1RfBMXR

Tweet from @ShawnMichaels: #ShearDaBeard pic.twitter.com/1sFjOan6CS

Keisel was a fan favorite for his grizzly facial hair during his 13-season tenure in Pittsburgh. He helped unite the Penguins and Michaels during the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, attending Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final between Pittsburgh and the Tampa Bay Lightning with the WWE Hall of Famer.

Shear Da Beard reportedly was expected to raise more than $30,000 for the hospital. Besides a clean-shaven face, Keisel also left with a personalized Penguins jersey from the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. The Penguins will play the Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field, the home of the Steelers, on Feb. 25.

Tweet from @penguins: Fresh face ������Fresh sweater ������#ShearDaBeard pic.twitter.com/tsWRVSzT9u

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