Carey Price New CCM Mask  Right

Carey Price has a new mask for the 2013-14 season – or at least the start of it.

When it comes to masks, few unveil more new designs each season than Price. Fittingly he is working with the most prolific artist in the game, Swedish painter David Gunnarsson of DaveArt, who notes there “will be many more new Carey Price masks to present, and very soon.”

This isn’t to suggest the Canadiens’ star stopper is a fashion diva – no other goaltender in the NHL has leveraged his lids for charitable works more than Price, raising tens of thousands of dollars to help others.

As Gunnarsson noted on his Facebook page, Price’s first mask this season maintains the “clean and classic design” from the mask he finished in last season, “breathing old school” with the blend of new and vintage Canadiens logos.

“I just love to come up with new ideas and paint and create in this retro style,” Gunnarsson wrote, noting the mask is “loaded” with his trademark effects, from Holographics to 3D PaintTech and more. “Stuff you can only see when you come really close. A design that works in all angles and both up close in the TV cameras as on a distance.”

Goalies will also note the big change on the forehead of Price’s mask – a CCM logo that indicates the Habs standout has joined fellow NHL goalies like Corey Crawford, Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Jonathan Bernier and Marc-Andre Fleury by switching to the same Michel Lefevre-shaped CCM Pro mask that goaltenders everywhere can also buy.

You can find more of Gunnarsson’s great artwork on both his website and on his Twitter feed. In the meantime enjoy trying to find more of that up-close detail he mentions in the close ups of Price’s new mask below:

Carey Price New CCM Mask  Left Front

Carey Price New CCM Mask Montreal Daveart Left side

 

Carey Price New CCM Mask  Right

 

Carey Price New CCM Mask Montreal Daveart Poster

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4 Responses to Price’s New Canadiens Mask Likely Just a Start

  1. Matt in Montreal says:

    You know I never criticize DaveArt, but I’m surprised at how ‘flat’ this mask looks.

    Look forward to more Price masks to come.

  2. paul szabo says:

    Personally I think that putting out so many masks, and getting rid of the old ones multiple times per season, seems a bit like changing just for the sake of changing. Fans like to see new designs but also like to identify their favorite goalie with a great design- think Belfour or Potvin.

  3. PDW says:

    Oddly enough, his best mask wasn’t even done by DaveArt..
    I always thought this one looked the best..
    http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/1276/pricewp.jpg

  4. Jordan says:

    Read the article …He autions his masks off and gives the money to charity , So no he doesnt just have these masks sitting aroung and he doesnt do it just to be the guy with 5 masks a season … Its art and it means allot . And it seems flat because the artist clearly stated its a retro look and you cant see the fine art unless you are close up … anyway love the mask GO HABS GO

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