Montreal goaltender Carey Price will be wearing a sharp new retro look for the Heritage Classic in Calgary courtesy of David Arrigo of darrigoart.com. David is Carey’s regular artist and the creator of his Montreal helmet art this year. He’s also by far the most diverse artist in the business doing work for the NFL (Super bowl murals), NASCAR, the Canadian Forces and more charitable works than you can imagine.
The design uses a familiar form that mimics old masks by simulating ears and hair (Price’s own) but this one has the unique feature of simulated eyes as well – and a slightly disturbing mouth reminiscent of the “Saw” helmet Arrigo painted for Mike Smith in Tampa Bay. The eyes and mouth, in fact, are those of legendary Canadien Jacques Plante.