One of the best things about the 1970s was the hairstyles – said no one ever. This is when the mullet was invented, and it is one of those “do’s” that has been the butt of many jokes since then.

However, when it comes to sports, there is nothing trendier than choosing unique, outdated and even laugh-worthy looks. For hockey, it’s mullets and mustaches. Not convinced of what I’m talking about? Just take a look at the images I found below that highlight some of these impressive styles from the world of hockey.


While I’ve found more than a few legendary mustaches in the realm of hockey, there are a few that just really “jump out” from the others. My top picks are as follows:

  • Lanny McDonald: Known for his robust lip spinach, he not only kept this while playing, but also in the off season. In addition to being the record holder for Calgary, he also helped the Flames reach their first Stanley Cup win back in 1989.
  • Jerry Korab: Nicknamed “King Kong,” Korab was a well-built NHL defenseman who played for four different teams in the NHL. The lip hat on this guy was also pretty impressive.
  • George Parros: Perhaps one of the most memorable parts of Parros’ career was his extraordinary mustache. Not only was it a highlight of his hockey-playing years, but it was also something he cultivated after hockey. He even participated in several mustache-growing contests.


While mustaches are pretty tame (even if some of those appeared to have a mind of their own), the mullet is a beast of its own. Some of the best mullets in hockey history include:

  • Barry Melrose: There is no question that Melrose is a long-time advocate for the mullet, and this doesn’t seem like it will be changing anytime soon.
  • Ron Duguay: He began his career in the 1970s – when the mullet was still cool – and it doesn’t look like anyone has told him it went out of style. Today, he can be seen on broadcasts for the New York Rangers still sporting this interesting style.
  • Jaromir Jagr: Gravity defying – this is how Jagr’s mullet has been described. In the history of the league, there has never been another mullet quite as impressive as his. He won the MVP back in 1999 and also two Stanley Cups. Whatever works I guess.

There you have it, my top picks for the best mustaches and mullets in all hockey – past and present. What will the future hold, only time will tell!

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