Why Tyler Seguin got naked for more than 5 hours

Check out these two trending stories, as Tyler Seguin bares all for ESPN Magazine's body issue, and Odell Beckham Jr. displays some sick one-handed skills on the practice field.

Five and a half or six hours.

That’s how long Tyler Seguin estimates he had to hang around naked in front of a dozen people for ESPN The Magazine‘s “Body Issue” photo shoot.

“It was a little awkward at first, but I tried to have as much fun with it as I could,” Seguin told Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s Dean Blundell & Co. Thursday. “Once in a while I’d get a robe in between shots, but otherwise I was completely nude for that whole time.”

The Dallas Stars forward declined a couple poses suggested to him, but he obviously said yes to the Zamboni and rubber ducky pics that floated around the worldwide web Monday.

“They didn’t ask me to do any lion voices or growls,” Seguin said. “So that was a plus.”

LISTEN: Tyler Seguin talks “Body Issue,” Dallas Stars, Team Canada

As was the case with Joffrey Lupul and Ryan Kesler before him, Seguin has been the target of chirps this week from both his Dallas teammates and his summer training buddies in Ontario.

“I knew that was coming,” Seguin said, “but I thought it was a funny thing to do and a pretty cool thing to do as well.”

Funny and lucrative.

By putting himself, uh, out there, the 23-year-old star has already drawn sponsorship interest outside of the hockey world before the issue hits newsstands.

“It was a little bit of an uncomfortable thing to do, but I knew it was going to bring some more opportunities away from the rink,” explained the guy with the body fat percentage of a cheetah.

“I’ve had different companies reach out from just seeing the shoot.”

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