Sharks embrace the beard with upcoming Chia Burns night

The lights went down and then all of a sudden we see the evolution of Brent Burns to unveil an angry Chewbacca bent on scoring a goal.

Mark the date March 28 on your calendar because no National Hockey League team’s promotional giveaway will ever stack up to what the San Jose Sharks will do on this very special evening at the SAP Center.

The Sharks will be giving away a Chia Burns to fans for Chia Burns/Social Media night for a game versus the Los Angeles Kings. That’s right. Grow your own replica Burns beard with a terracotta styled bust of the Sharks defenceman.

The Sharks have embraced the beard by currently sporting an image of a well-bearded Joe Thornton on the team’s official Twitter account.

Ticket packages for Chia Burns night start at $50.

Burns leads all NHL defencemen with 19 goals and is third in scoring among rearguards with 50 points in 58 games.