The Minnesota Wild are getting ready to embark on one of their most recognizable charity drives of the season as the calendar turns from October to Movember.
Movember is an annual November event that encourages men to grow their Mo (slang for moustache) to raise awareness and funds for cancers affecting men. Wild defenseman Nick Schultz was one of the first NHL players to embrace the cause after the father of one of his closest friends developed prostate cancer.
Schultz then was turned on to Movember, a nonprofit organization that promotes men's health, particularly in November. The organization, conceived in 1999 by four Aussies at a bar and formed in 2004, requires its supporters to grow moustaches during November, serving as the ultimate conversation starter to talk about men's health. Since Movember got started, the organization has raised more than 100 million for cancer research.
Schultz began growing his first Movember moustache in 2009. Next thing he knew, his Wild teamm...