Ryan Miller (via Bishop Designs/Facebook)
When Vancouver wears their throwback jerseys in February, goaltender Ryan Miller will be rocking a retro mask that combines the Canucks’ old ‘V’ design and skate logo. The mask is simple, but should look sharp with the old school jerseys.
Over the past few seasons a number of teams have worn throwback jerseys, but few NHL franchises have as deep a uniform history as the Vancouver Canucks. In February, the Canucks are bringing back one of their most famed jerseys — the red, yellow and black flying skate — as part of a 20-year celebration for Rogers Arena. Those jerseys were worn during some of the most successful seasons for the Canucks, including their 1994 run to the Stanley Cup final. The skate logo was worn by Canucks legends such as
Pavel Bure and Kirk McLean, and it’s a great choice for a throwback night. But no retro night would be complete without a goaltender going all out with his equipment, and Vancouver’s
Ryan Miller is heading into the outing with a brand new mask that perfectly combines not just the skate logo, but another, more infamous, Canucks jersey design:
designed and painted by Michigan’s Bishop Designs, brings together the skate logo with the ‘V’ jersey design that the
Canucks wore from 1978 until 1985. That Vancouver jersey, called by some the Canucks’ “candy corn” jersey for its resemblance of the Halloween treat, is often considered one of the worst in league history. That said, the simplicity of the design and the way Miller’s mask is pieced together, it actually looks fitting for Miller’s mask. On the back panel of Miller’s mask, he has the names of his dog, Puck, wife, Noureen, and son, Bodhi. Vancouver will wear the throwback threads on Feb. 13 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.