Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Carter Hutton 2016-17 Mask

Carter Hutton of the St. Louis Blues (born December 19, 1985 in Thunder Bay, ON.)

Artist: Jesse Acciacca of Jesse's Custom Designs

Hutton's 1st mask of the season:


Hutton's Mask Has Two-Sided Design

"The vicious skull side is just creativity at its finest - not much story to it other than it looks awesome. But the white hand-painted-Blue-Note-and-tear-drop side is a tribute to former Blues goalie Ed Staniowski, who first suited up for the club in 1975. 
"It's very unique," Hutton said of this year's design.
But what about the back plate?
"There's a fish, because every summer, I have a fish derby back home with some friends and that fish is on the T-shirts we made," Hutton said. "That's a tribute to my friends and family back home, something to reminde me of where I came from."

Hutton's 2nd mask was for the Winter Classic was a tribute to the St. Louis Cardinals:

Autographed by Ozzie Smith on the back plate.

It seems he also had a tribute mask he wore with their throw-back uniforms.

And it seems he finished the season with this 4th mask:

I could only find a graphic for the yellow pads on Pads Tracker.

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: