Goalie masks are a pretty unique piece of sports equipment. They’re one of the few things that, kind of like an NBA player’s sneakers, allow a player to show some personality while out on the ice/court/whatever.
Some players go with personal touches, others go with pop culture references, and still others go with nods to their team’s past.
Maxime Lagace elected to go with the latter.
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It was very exciting to paint this Bruins mask for my friend Max Lagace . The design is an homage to Andy Moog’s classic Bruins mask with a yellow bear . This design is painted with some subtle 3-D FX✨, but still very old school with visible brush strokes and vintage details. Thank you Max ! @maxlagace @nhlbruins #DaveArt @nhl #DaveArtFamily #nhl #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity @theahl @ahlbruins
That’s quite a nod to the famous bear mask Andy Moog rocked during his days with the Bruins.
We likely won’t see much of this mask in Boston this year (barring a goalie injury), but it’s still pretty cool to see Lagace bring a little old school cool to his gear.