With Miikka Kiprusoff retired, the Calgary Flames are counting on fellow Finn Karri Ramo to replace him as a beast between their pipes this season.
Thanks to his new mask from popular Swedish artist David Gunnarsson of DaveArt, Ramo will at least look like a beast as he tries to make the adjustment back to the NHL after a successful stint in Russia’s KHL.
Gunnarsson even named Ramo’s fierce new design The Beast.
“The jaw is loaded with big bad teeth, and he also has an extra mouth on the top loaded with teeth,” Gunnarsson wrote on his Facebook page. “Behind there you can see his brain, just as on Karri’s previous designs I’ve made for him. I love to paint in different styles from day to day. This Calgary Flames design idea I came up with as a teenager back in the 90s. I took my sketches from then and created this creature.”
Given how impressive – and scary it looks – it was worth the wait.