Olli's 'stache a big, hairy deal

RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:00 AM ET

MONTREAL -- Olli Jokinen hasn't broken out of his goal-scoring slump but does currently possess the best moustache on the Calgary Flames.

Jokinen is currently sporting a bit of a Fu Manchu 'stache.

"It was part of my Halloween costume. Guys kinda liked it, and we're still undefeated since I grew it, so I'll keep it as long as we keep winning," Jokinen said of his soup-strainer.

A handful of players around the NHL are currently growing moustaches as part of the Movember charity movement, including more than a half-dozen Edmonton Oilers skaters.

It's is an annual month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during November, often to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer.

"I didn't know about that. I just like moustaches," Jokinen said. "I like the look. I had this look last year for three months. We had an all-moustache line in Phoenix. Me, Daniel Carcillo and Peter Mueller all had handlebars going."

A few years ago, the Flames had a moustache-growing competition, although it fizzled somewhat when the club went on a losing skid in the midst of the fun.

Jokinen wouldn't divulge what his Halloween costume was, although sources said he was a police officer.

But now that he's growing the crumb-catcher during a winning streak, he knows he can't shave it off.

"I think the guys are more superstitious than me about that," said Jokinen, who had an assist in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens and now has nine points (2-7-9) on the season.

Of course, it helps to be on the road when growing a moustache. Jokinen admitted his wife, Katerina, isn't a big fan of the facial hair.

"But she's willing to look at it the way I look at it if we keep winning," Jokinen said.


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