Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Jimmy Howard 2014-15 Mask

Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings (born March 26, 1984 in Syracuse, NY.)

Artist: Ray Bishop of Bishop Designs

Article at InGoal Magazine

While the large winged wheels synonymous with Detroit hockey dominate the sides of the mask, Bishop added in some “Ghost” stripes and details “to sweeten the deal and personalize it a bit more for him (Howard).” Along with Howard’s number 35 in a classic font on the chin, there are some sweet graphics that are unique to Howard and the Red Wings franchise. The 1926, the year of inception for the Red Wings, might be obvious, but if you look above the old calligraphic “D” logo on top of the mask, you can see some faint racing stripes.
On the back of Howard’s mask, a crest depicting an American flag, the motto “Let’s Roll”, and the initials of his two sons accompanied by two rampant lions. Underneath all that, and against a brick wall background, the nickname “Howie” is sprawled out in similar “ghost” fashion to the 1926 written on the top of the mask.

From The Goalie Guild's PadsTracker

Howard also had a special mask in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The artist of this mask was also Ray Bishop.

Howard also had a special holiday-themed mask that was auctioned for charity.

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