Henrik Karlsson has come a long way in a short time. As he told inGoal Magazine recently, he only really learned how to play goal when he was 21. The 6’6″ Swede came to Calgary from San Jose for only a sixth round pick, and now finds himself Mikka Kiprusoff’s backup as the 2010-2011 season is about to get underway.
Karlsson turned to fellow Swede Dave Gunnarsson of Daveart.com to create his mask art again this year. He wanted Dave to create “something really violent, that would allude to flames, but also be something new.” Here you can see that Dave has achieved that, with allusions to Kipper’s flaming skulls, both Flames logos and some unique layering and depth in his design.