Brent Burns says kids confused him for a pirate at Disney World

Brent Burns signed autographs for kids who thought he was a pirate at Disney World.
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Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks could not avoid signing autographs while at Disney World with his family.

It had nothing to do with the fact that he's a professional hockey player, though—it's because children thought he was a pirate. 

Burns described the case of mistaken identity in an interview on Tuesday. 

Can you blame them, though? Burns already has a beard worthy of the high seas. Here's what he looked like when he was misidentified as a pirate. 

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His pirate outfit was much more convincing than his Yoda or his Yeti