Monday, November 30, 2015

Petr Mrazek 2015-16 Mask

Petr Mrazek of the Detroit Red Wings (born Februrary 14, 1992 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.)

Artist: David Gunnarsson

...since Petr is playing in Detroit, of course his buddy (Peter Griffin of Family Guy) on his mask is transformed into the super cop from the same city... The super cop made of metal, Robocop! 

Mrazek wore a Breast Cancer Awareness mask in October that was auctioned off for charity. The mask artist was Sylvie Marsolais of Sylabrush

He also wore a special mask during the November 13, 2015 game which was Military Appreciation Night.
Artist: HeadStrongGrafx

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Antti Niemi 2015-16 Mask

Antti Niemi of the Dallas Stars (born Aug. 29, 1983 in Vantaa, Finland.)

I don't have any information about his mask at this time.

He has used David Arrigo and David Gunnarsson as artists in the past, and if I had to guess this mask has more of an Arrigo feel. But I don't know for sure.

Kari Lehtonen 2015-16 Mask

Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars  (born Nov. 16, 1983 in Helsinki, Finland.) 

Artist: Joni ‘Bona’ Hallikainen

As far as I can tell, Lehtonen is wearing one of the masks he wore last season. He had two similar masks last season. One with a mostly white background with stripes and designs, and the other with a mostly green background and design.

This season he's worn the mostly green one.

Curtis McElhinney 2015-16 Mask

Curtis McElhinney of the Columbus Blue Jackets (born

Artist: Unknown

The mask is predominantly blue with two red stripes running parallel down the center. The left side of the  mask features the Jackets cannon crest logo, while the right side of the mask features the Blue Jackets star.

Sergei Bobrovsky 2015-16 Mask

Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets (born Sept. 20, 1988 in Novokuznetsk, Russia.)

Artist: David Gunnarsson

The cannons are being lit by Stinger, the Blue Jackets mascot, and on the other side by a Matryoshka doll, representing Bobrovsky's home country of Russia.

Reto Berra 2015-16 Mask

Reto Berra of the Colorado Avalanche (born January 3, 1987 in Bulach, Switzerland.)

Artists: Sylvie Marsolais and Alex Mathys of Sylabrush Airbrush 

Article at InGoal Magazine

With directions to use white and blue as the primary colors on the new CCM mask, Sylvie Marsolais and Alex Mathys came up with a strong representation of the area that Berra currently calls home:
“We wanted to represent Denver, Colorado,” Marsolais told InGoal. “On the right side you can see the Capitol State monument, which stands out with his gold roofing. On the other side you can see the downtown buildings and all are invaded by stalagmite style ice. For the background we couldn’t miss the famous Colorado Rockies.”
The top features an Avalanche logo with “pearl colors,” while the chin retained “the same two paws that they have on their jersey incorporated with his number 20.” On the backplate they combined his family name with some feathers that represent his Swiss family emblem.  It may to be quite as fierce as his last Yeti-themed mask, but Berra’s new lid screams Colorado. Given his work this season and recent appearance, that may be fitting after all.