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Jonathan Quick’s knight helmet style mask has been a staple over the past several seasons, even when he suits up for Team USA. But Quick is going a different route for the World Cup and tipping his cap to the Special Forces.
Jonathan Quick’s mask design has been pretty standard over the past several seasons. When he’s played for the Los Angeles Kings, Quick’s mask has been painted to look like a knight’s helmet. And when he’s gone off to play for Team USA, the helmet has been updated with a few details to give it that American flare. However, Quick is going an entirely different direction for the World Cup. With the tournament quickly approaching, Quick unveiled his World Cup lid and the design isn’t anything like the masks he has worn in the past. Instead, Quick’s going with a white camouflage base and two logos tied to the Special Forces and Green Berets. Take a look:
The crown of the helmet features a logo pulled straight from the Special Forces Charitable Trust, which is a group that provides programs and volunteer help for past and present members of the Special Forces. The mark features two crossed arrows over an upright dagger, as well as a latin banner reading “De Oppresso Liber,” which means “to free the oppressed.” On both the right and left panels of the mask, Quick has a more intense looking Green Berets logo, with the same crossed arrow and dagger. The logo on the panels, however, has a skull laid over top. The chin of the mask features an all white version of the Team USA crest that is very similar to the design Quick has rocked on his past masks for the national team. The mask itself was designed by Eye Candy Air’s Steve Nash, who has painted several masks for the Kings netminder dating all the way back to 2008 when Quick made his NHL debut.
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