Marc-Andre Fleury has been seen on the ice in a Pittsburgh Steelers football helmet before – he wore one post-game after being announced as one of a game’s stars. But for the NHL Stadium Series this year he has taken a step closer to donning one for the entire game.
Fleury’s long-time artist Stephane Bergeron painted his newest CCM mask as a Steeler’s helmet for the game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday March 1st, which is appropriate since it will be held at Soldier Field, the historic home of the NFL’s Chicago Bears.
The new mask features a Penguins logo on the right side, but otherwise looks just like a helmet the Steelers would wear. And with Fleury’s face painted on the bottom of it – right down to his soul patch facial hair under the lower lip – it really should look like he is wearing he is wearing an NFL helmet.
Bergeron will have another helmet in the game as Blackhawks netminder Corey Crawford also has a new Griff Airbrush paint job on his CCM helmet.
Pittsburgh Penguins equipment manager Dana Heinz sent out a shot of Fleury’s accompanying Reebok pads and gloves on Wednesday through his Twitter account: