Colorado Avalanche: Scott Parker
Scott “The Sheriff” Parker was one of the better enforcers of his time. He also had one of the best beards. Parker was never much more than an enforcer on the ice. He is probably best know for an incident in which he leapt over the boards into the opposing bench to try to fight a player.
In the Netflix documentary Ice Guardians, fellow enforcer George Parros commented on Parker’s toughness by saying he would grunt and encourage opposing fighters when he got his, almost as though he liked it. Parker was a tough SOB and his beard matched his personality.
Off the ice, Parker now lives with his wife, Francesca, in Colorado where they run a charity that helps veterans connect through activities such as snowmobiling and fishing. The goal is to show the veterans that they are not alone in what they are going through. A noble cause from a player who was considered a noble enforcer in the league.
While Parker falls into the category of year-round bearded players, his beard filled out nicely during the Colorado Avalanche’s 2001 Stanley Cup championship.