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Laine ditches epic beard, shows off clean shaven look

Jets forward looks like his old self again after cutting off blonde facial hair

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Patrik Laine feels like a kid again. Whoops, we meant he looks like a kid again.

Laine went big in his second NHL season, no doubt about it, scoring 44 goals and helping the Winnipeg Jets to the Western Conference Final. But the all-star forward went epic with his beard.

Laine had some blonde growth to be envied on display during most of the regular season and well into the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. But that's all done with now. He posted a photo of himself all clean shaven on Instagram.

The Jets shared the snap on their official Twitter account and wondered what was missing.

Tweet from @NHLJets: Something���s.... missing... �� via @PatrikLaine29���s Instagram Story pic.twitter.com/4oRRTU71UT

What was missing, of course, was perhaps one of the most serious beards a 20-year-old has ever grown. Can't blame him though. Summer is coming and it had to be warm under that thing.

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