Early Wednesday morning, it was reported that Ryan Kesler will be posing nude for ESPN Magazine’s 2011 “Body Issue.” The Canucks centre will be the first NHL star to pose nude for the magazine since 2009, when Bruins captain Zdeno Chara and three members of the Edmonton Oilers appeared in the inaugural edition of the “Body Issue.”
The choice of Kesler makes sense: he was a star for the USA Olympic team, which makes him far more recognizable to ESPN’s audience than, say, any other hockey player in the world.
Oh…and he already has a tendency to remove his clothing at every opportunity.
Everyone already knows about his infamous Undresler picture, which we will post any time we get a chance.
But that is just one picture in a long history of apparel hatred on the part of Kesler.
First, we have the original Keslurk, as Kesler appears behind Raffi Torres during an interview with a slice of pizza and without a shirt.
But the thing that really convinces me is the following photo from this morning, as the Canucks hit the streets in support of Raise a Reader day. This photo was tweeted from the Charlatan Pub; Kesler just can’t resist removing his shirt.
It’s for the kids, Kesler. The kids. Keep your shirt on. Also, other guy: keep your shirt on too. Moreso.
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