Sunday, February 24, 2013

Braden Holtby 2012-13 Mask

Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals (born Sept. 16, 1989 in Lloydminster, SK.)

Artist: David Gunnarsson

Roberto Luongo 2012-13 Mask

Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks (born April 4, 1979 in Montreal, QC.)

Artist: F-X Allaire

He seems to be wearing the mask he started wearing in December 2011 (article here.)

The maroon mask is the one he wore with their throw-back jerseys for one game.

Ben Scrivens 2012-13 Mask

Ben Scrivens of the Toronto Maple Leafs (born September 11, 1986 in Spruce Grove, AB.)

Artist: David Gunnarsson

Mike Smith 2012-13 Mask

Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes (born March 22, 1982 in Kingston, ON.)

Artist: David Arrigo

Mike Smith (aka Smitty) has worn a Looney Tunes themed Wile E. Coyote mask since he joined the Phoenix Coyotes. The mask design has become an icon and we decided to evolve the design for the 2013 NHL season. 
The twist on this year’s addition is that it includes a personal touch. On the sides of the mask you will find Smitty’s two sons decked out in hockey gear.

Thomas Greiss 2012-13 Mask

Thomas Greiss of the San Jose Sharks (born January 29, 1986 in Fussen, Germany.)

Greiss is wearing the "monster" mask that he wore most of last season found here (not the shark mask.)

Jason LaBarbera 2012-13 Mask

Jason LaBarbera of the Phoenix Coyotes (born Jan. 18, 1980 in Burnaby, BC.)

Artist: David Arrigo

During the latter half of the 2011-12 NHL season, ‘Barbs’ (aka Jason LaBarbera) goaltender of the Phoenix Coyotes and I collaborated on a new mask.  It featured his two main amusements in life: Rock ‘n’ Roll and Professional Wrestling.
Both elements have been cornerstones of previous masks that I have painted for Barbs.  This time around the centrepiece of the mask is based on WWE superstar CM Punk.  The sides of the mask are emblazoned with Metallica’s St. Anger fist imagery, a trademark found on previous masks worn by Barbs.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Brian Boucher 2012-13 Mask

Brian Boucher of the Philadelphia Flyers (born Jan. 2, 1977 in Woonsocket, RI.)

Boucher seems to be wearing the mask he wore when he was with the Flyers in the 2010-11 season found here.

His pads seem to still be the ones he wore in Carolina last season.

Michael Leighton 2012-13 Mask

Michael Leighton of the Philadelphia Flyers. (Born May 19, 1981 in Petrolia, ON.)

I don't have any information about Leighton's masks or even very good photos. At this point he's only played one game, and Brian Boucher has now been brought in as the 2nd goalie behind Bryzgalov.

Craig Anderson 2012-13 Mask

Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators (born May 21, 1981 in Park Ridge, IL.)

Artist: John Pepe of Pepe Custom Paint

Anderson's mask is similar to last season's, but there seem to be some differences.

And the Heritage Mask that he wears with his throwback jerseys found here.