Reign forward Jon Rheault is enjoying his time at the Calgary Flames’ NHL development camp this week. It sounds like he’ll be enjoying it more once he can get a haircut.
From the Abbotsford News:
For Jon Rheault, becoming a Heat fan favourite was a matter of style and substance.
The 23-year-old right winger, called up from the ECHL in late
March, scored a string of clutch goals during the Heat’s playoff run.
That he did so while sporting a spectacular mullet only added to the
Rheault’s magnificent mane wasn’t necessarily a fashion
statement. The goal was to grow his locks to eight inches long and
donate them to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, which makes wigs
for women who have lost their hair during cancer treatment.
At the moment, the mullet is still intact.
“It’s still not the length it needs to be all the way around,”
explained Rheault, who has gone more than a year between haircuts. “The
top is at the right length to donate, but the sides and back aren’t.
Hopefully it’s soon, because I’m getting a little bit of crap for having
it this long. It’s annoying – I can’t wait to get rid of it.”
Rheault led the Heat in playoff goal-scoring with six in 13
games, and less than a week after the Heat’s season concluded, he inked
an AHL contract with Abbotsford. He’s determined to build on his
sterling playoff performance.
“When you have a good end to the season, it’s a fun summer,” he said. “I’m going to use that confidence in the fall.”