There’s an argument to be made that no goaltender in the NHL has quite as much fun as Eddie Lack.
The 27-year-old Swedish netminder has made a lot of fans with his wacky antics. From his dinner with a cardboard cutout of former teammate Ryan Kesler and his off-season taco tattoo, Lack is usually up to something worth a laugh.
Following an off-season trade to the Hurricanes, Lack was in need of a new mask for the upcoming season. And, after giving fans a taste of what was to come, the completed work has been unveiled. It’s even more glorious than one could have expected. Read more
A new season means new masks for many of the NHL’s goaltenders and Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner and Colorado Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov have unveiled their newest helmets.
Lehner, who is getting set for his first season as a Sabre, went a route not often seen when it comes to mask design. Gone are the flashy, shiny graphics in place of a matte finish and design that incorporates Lehner’s musical taste. Read more
A good number of goaltenders choose to go with bold designs and outlandish characters for their mask designs, but Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier is going a much more classic route with his mask for the 2015-16 season.
Bernier put his newest lid on display for the world to see via his Instagram page Sunday, and the new design is sleek, simple and easy on the eye.
As always, his signature lion is on the crown of the mask, but it’s the way the mask’s other panels have been designed that really makes the helmet’s design shine. Read more
With a nickname like ‘Hamburglar,’ it was pretty obvious what was going to be the main focus of Andrew Hammond’s new mask. But it’s the tribute on the back that really stands out.
Hammond unveiled his brand new lid for the upcoming campaign through his Twitter account Tuesday, and the mask has all the staples one would be looking for. It has the McDonald’s character which shares the same nickname, the Hamburglar, swinging through a brick wall, it has ‘Hammy’ across the chin with the famed McDonald’s golden arches making up the M’s in the middle and one panel has the Senators’ logo.
In addition, the mask also combines MAD Magazine mascot Alfred E. Neuman with the Hamburglar to give the mischievous McDonald’s character a different look.
But among all of those artistic touches, it’s the tribute on the back of the mask that’s most eye-catching. Read more
No matter which direction he chooses to go, Cory Schneider is going to have one of the most visually appealing masks in the NHL next season.
The New Jersey Devils goaltender is in the midst of holding a mask design competition. The competition, which began at the end of July, is now on to its second stage, with Schneider narrowing down the submissions to his five favorites. From one to five, each of the frontrunners brings something different to the table, be it devil horns or references to the history of New Jersey.
Take a look: Read more
Mackenzie Skapski got his first taste of NHL action in 2014-15, and the goaltender is going to look the part if he gets another turn in the Rangers’ net this upcoming season.
Skapski suited up for two games this past season, winning both for New York, but the 21-year-old netminder might have a hard time getting back into the big leagues with a healthy Henrik Lundqvist and the newly acquired Antti Raanta ahead of him on the depth chart. That doesn’t mean Skapski isn’t going to be prepared though.
Should he get the call, Skapski will get to put this new piece of head gear on display, freshly painted with an homage to the construction of the Empire State Building. There’s also some fine detail that makes it appear Skapski’s gear was put together the same way. Take a look: Read more
Gather round, amateur goalie mask designers. New Jersey Devils netminder Cory Schneider has a task for you.
The Devils announced Tuesday that Schneider, along with renowned goalie mask artist David Gunnarsson of DaveArt, are running a contest that will allow fans of all ages to submit potential designs for Schneider’s mask with the winning design being worn by the New Jersey goaltender this upcoming season.
Schneider’s mask design contest will close on Aug. 7, when he will look over the eligible entries and select five finalists to be announced on Aug. 10. The finalists will receive an autographed photo of Schneider, but the real prize is revealed on Aug. 14, when he decides which design he’ll don on his helmet for the 2015-16 campaign. Read more
Frederik Andersen’s Lego mask was a hit this past season and the Anaheim Ducks netminder is paying tribute to the toy from his homeland again in 2015-16.
For 2014-15, Andersen’s mask with the Ducks featured a Lego figure, fit with a goalie mask atop its head, building a brick wall. With a new season approaching, the Danish netminder clearly wanted to keep the same theme, but wanted to switch it up a bit. Enter Lego Duckman – the creation of DaveArt artist David Gunnarsson and a cross between Lego, Batman and the Ducks. Read more