**Ellis was traded from Tampa Bay to Anaheim on 2/24/11. I will update with new photos as soon as he gets a new mask and there are photos available.**
And here are the new photos:
This is another Dave Gunnarson mask, and it's called Zoombie Ducks (I don't get zoombie, rather than zombie?) This is what Dave says about the mask over on his website:
"Wow, the zoombie ducks occupy Anaheim...watch out! The top of the mask turns into a bodybag, and when the zipper opens up all the way to the chin, out from the bodybag comes a badass zoombie duck with a mask! His eyes are burning of madness!
More zoombie ducks shows up on each side of the mask...and these zoombies are really of a new kind, cause they can handle weapons...a hockey stick and a chain saw! Even the classic Ducks logo on the side has turned into a zoombie, check out the bloodshot eyes... Oh no, even the cute little rubber duck on the side has turned into a badass zoombie!
I cannot tell you enough how funny it is to paint masks for Dan Ellis... :-)"
I'm pretty sure that's Zeus on left side, Thor on the right. I love the Zeus side.
According to The Goalie Guild: "painted by Dave Gunnarsson and features two awesome medieval characters – Thor and Zeus. Thor is on the right side wearing a gold helmet and holding a giant book in his left hand. The book has the symbol “3E” on the cover and is a conductor of the lightning bolts. In his right hand he is slamming down a mallet that goes over the Lightning logo on the left chin. Zeus is on the left side holding a giant lightning bolt in his right hand. The Lightning logo is on the right chin and the “3E” symbol is going across the chin drop. Dan’s backplate is black with “Ellis” inscribed along the bottom. On the right side is a waxed stamp with the symbol “K3″ on the inlay. It represents his family, whose names all start with the letter K. "
By the way, as an anonymous reader pointed out (see comments below), the 3E is actually mirrored 3's, for his number 33. Thanks for pointing that out, anon!