UPDATE Oct 9, 2011 InGoal’s Scott Slingsby shot some game action of Garon’s mask
Tampa’s Mathieu Garon was signed primarily to give #1 Dwayne Roloson the occasional night off. With Roloson’s age, it’s expected that the experienced Garon, who has seen stints in the number one role in the NHL will be a good fit who can take more games than the average backup this season. A 6’2″ 202 lb lefty, Garon worked in Tandem with Roloson while in Edmonton and should worked well with him again this coming season.
Garon’s new Reebok mask was painted by Artist Sylvie Poitras who also painted Martin Brodeur’s 2011-2012 helmet. It combines the team logo with the nautical theme and his number on the chin. Poitras told InGoal she was going for a bit of a “mix of new and vintage” in the design.