Henrik Lundqvist’s Winter Classic Mask
Dave Gunnarsson has long been Henrik Lundqvist’s personal artist, creating some of the most impressive masks in the NHL for the Rangers’ star. Gunnarsson has created a new Winter Classic themed helmet for Lundqvist to wear on January 2 vs. the Philadelphia Flyers. As always, the design more strongly reflects the team, than their star goaltender, something that is old-school itself, although it includes the 30 inside a crown logo Gunnarsson uses on all his masks for Lundqvist, this time on the chin. The design is thoroughly modern but done in a way to appear like it is an old helmet. If you look closely you’ll even see he has painted on rust around the screws holding the cage on, and there are puck marks and scrapes on the design – all signs of aging, sealed inside a clear coat to protect them.