Saturday, September 25, 2010

Niklas Backstrom 2010-11 Mask

Niklas Backstrom of the Minnesota Wild (born Feb. 13, 1978 in Helsinki, Finland.)

It seems he had a contest for kids to submit designs for his new mask. And the winner was a 15-yr-old named Peter Best of Plymouth, MN. "The mask shows the skylines of St. Paul on one side, and Minneapolis on the other, covered by the Wild's crest at the top. Wolves adorn each side, and the back features the Finnish flag, as well as the Wild's 10th anniversary mark."
These seem to be from the day it was unveiled. I'm assuming the kid with Niklas is young Mr. Best. What a thrill for him!


  1. Kipper en backstrom both have an M on their mask! Why is that?

  2. I'm pretty sure it is the mark of the mask artist, Todd Miska (M for Miska.) He paints both of their masks.

  3. The "M" is also in the same spot on José Theodore's mask from this season, and Miska also painted his.

  4. Here's Todd's website, and on the first page you can see the "M" in the same spot on all the masks.

    Thanks for the comment!

  5. Allright! Thnx for the info Joezayfan :-)