Friday, June 30, 2017

Andrei Vasilevskiy 2016-17 Mask

Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning (born July 25, 1994 in Tyumen, Russia.)

Artist: Sylvie Marsolais of Sylabrush

I thought the mask was the same one he wore last season, but then I thought I noticed a difference on the chin. This season he had his number, whereas the previous season I believe was his nickname.

This was the 2015-16 mask (notice the chin difference.) Other than that the design looks very similar.

The photos below are from the 2016-17 season again.

Ben Bishop 2016-17 Mask

Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning (born November 21, 1986 in Denver, CO.)

Bishop was traded to the Los Angeles Kings on February 26th (he has since been traded to Dallas, but that was after the season.)

Artist: Dave Gunnarsson

In November Bishop received a new (predominantly white) mask, but as far as I can tell he only wore it during the November 27th game.

After he was traded to Los Angeles he wore this "interim mask" briefly:

Before getting his official Kings mask:

Frederik Andersen 2016-17 Mask

Frederik Andersen of the Toronto Maple Leafs (born October 2, 1989 in Herning, Denmark.)

Artist: Dave Gunnarsson

On January 1, 2017 he participated in the Centennial Classic. 

His mask paid tribute to the goalies who made the top 100 Maple Leafs of all-time.

He also wore special St. Patrick's Day gear. (The Maple Leafs were called the St. Patricks in the 1920s.)