On a recent trip to Disney World with his family, Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks found himself signing autographs for adoring children.
Not so unusual for a National Hockey League star, right? Except these kids didn’t care about his hockey prowess – they thought he was a pirate, Burns told an interviewer at the NHL Awards.
“I actually signed a couple of autographs in kids’ books because they thought I was a pirate – and I signed them, so it was fun,” Burns said. “We always try to dress up and have a good time every day there, so I can’t blame the kids for thinking that.”
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Burns had tweeted a photo of himself, wearing a pirate hat and pirate-themed t-shirt, with his family at Disney World in May.
He also posted a photo with Chewbacca from the park. In the interview, the hirsute Burns describes the wookiee as “a long-lost cousin.”