Martin Biron’s 2011-2012 New York Rangers Mask
Steve Nash of Eyecandyair has created another strong graphical design for longtime client Martin Biron. With clean lines, a bold look and a striking design that can be recognized from the stands as a standout Rangers’ mask, this is sure to please.
The mask is essentially the same as the one Biron wore last season (see below) with only the Rangers logo on the forehead having changed for 2011-2012 as well as the addition of the Bauer logo.
While the paint is similar, the shell is different. Biron wore Itech masks since he was 15 years old, but said he switched to a Warwick last season after experiencing fitment issues following Bauer’s purchase of Itech and the retirement of Itech’s Jerry Wright.
Biron was so enamoured with the old Itech fit, he wore the same for four full seasons.
“The mold was different,” Biron told InGoal Magazine last season. “The year I got traded from Buffalo to Philly (2006-07) right through my year on Long Island (2009-10) I just kept getting it repainted and re-foamed, but it was the same mask.”
This season Biron will be back to a Bauer mask that was built for him by Pro’s Choice, the company that has been building the custom masks for Bauer before switching over to work with Vaughn for the upcoming season.
If you’d like to see more of Nash’s fantastic work please follow them on Twitter and “like” their Facebook page today! You can also click on one of the pictures below to go direct to their Biron page. And if you want to hear more from Biron on the changes he made to both his equipment and his playing style last season, be sure to check out his Ask a Pro segment with InGoal Magazine from earlier this summer.
Thanks to Steph at Eyecandyair for the support and to Bridget Samuels for the 2010-2011 Biron shot