Joe Thornton's legendary beard is a thing of the past.
The San Jose Sharks center was unrecognizable at practice Tuesday after his glorious beard was shaved Monday.
Thornton lent Brent Burns a pair of clippers late Monday, and the Sharks defenseman went to work hacking away at his legendary facial hair. Burns shared a snap of the beard-removal ceremony in progress on Twitter.
Burns described Thornton's beard being shaved as the "end of an era." Sharks captain Joe Pavelski also shared a picture of the seismic event.
Evander Kane forsees some on-ice benefits of the trim.
As for the team's reaction, it's safe to say by the emojis that this was a shocking turn of events.