Jack Campbell has given Dallas another memorial to John F. Kennedy.
Campbell’s new Dallas Stars mask honours the 35th President, who was assassinated in Dallas in 1963. The city is also the location of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.
According to Swedish painter David Gunnarsson of DaveArt, Campbell “wanted a very patriotic design.”
“We wanted to do a patriotic design in a new way, we started to brainstorm,” Gunnarsson wrote on his Facebook page. “What can be more American than a President design, and more precise a tribute to the legendary American President John F. Kennedy.”
The patriotism certainly fits for Campbell, whose first mask this season featured Navy Seals because he wanted to be one if not for goaltending. This time he paid tribute to Kennedy, whose administration is credited with creating the Navy Seals in 1961, with a beautiful collection of images and symbols.
In addition to the central images of JFK’s profile, the official White House portrait and Kennedy at work in The Oval Office, the new mask includes quotes from one of his many iconic speeches, his signature, the Presidential Seal, and the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier.