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Ray Emery’s Chicago Blackhawks Mask

Ray Emery’s Chicago Blackhawks Mask

Emery sheds boxing theme in new home 

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You can also check out his new Hawks’ Gear by Brian’s

UPDATED: Oct 30 InGoal was on hand for the first game Emery wore his new mask – photo credit: Nick Ulivieri, all Rights Reserved.

Ray Emery Chicago Blackhawks Mask

 

Ray Emery Chicago Blackhawks mask

 

Is it a sign of a maturing Ray Emery that he asked artist David Leroux to create his new Hawks mask without boxers – a personal theme that had followed him on his long journey from Ottawa to Anaheim via the KHL? While last season’s incredible homage to Sugar Ray Leonard caused no offence, his Mike Tyson mask from Ottawa days surely brought him attention he didn’t need at the time. But after moving to one of the most likeable boxers on his mask, he has shed them altogether for this fantastic Hawks’ theme.

With the exception of the “no boxers” mandate, and some general guidelines, Emery gave Leroux the freedom to create anything he wanted. The result can clearly be described as inspired by Hawks’ traditions but in a distinctively crafted style that mask aficionados would recognizes as a Leroux creation instantly. The combination of a bold simple design, layered with detailed artistic work in unmistakably that of the young artist from Montreal.

Emery’s response when he saw the mask?

“Looks great Bro!”

Leroux told InGoal,

This year he wanted to have the mask as white as possible and is 2 requests were only to have the team logo on the chin and no boxers… so i had to send him a quick sketch for his approval and he then let me ran with the design!!

So we decided to go with the classic native american indian chief and his traditionnal tribal design wich were taken directly from his Brian’s gear.

His final request was to have the same pheonix i painted for him on his ducks mask with his nicknam RAZOR

I really like it!! hope the hawks fan will love it too!!

 

 

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David is one of the founders of InGoal Magazine which he began in 2009. Of course he finds time for some goaltending of his own as well, and despite his age, clings desperately to the idea that some NHL team will call him to play for them - though in his mid-forties (OK, late 40s) it'll likely be for a practice when everyone else on their depth chart has the flu and the shooter tutor has gone in for repairs.

18 Comments

  1. awesome mask well thought out and great design work…props to my native people

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  2. Looks fantastic. Can’t wait to photograph him wearing it this weekend at the UC!

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  3. Wow, the Goalie Masks today are absolutely incredible. This mask is very simple but with great detail…well done!

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  4. love the mask. great work. but, how long before someone in the native american community complains because they’re not being paid for the use of those images?

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    • was wondering when some idiot would start up with that.
      leave it alone would you and enjoy the game that the natives gave you.

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  5. AwesoMe mask, hopefully he never gets to wear it in game time aituations. Emerys a joke.

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    • F— U RAY’S AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • Emery is decent he isn’t Amazing he was nothing but a headcase in Ottawa and has struggled to find a team thats willing to take him on for a long period of time if he was amazing don’t you think that he’d be a fulltime nhl goalie whos starting games? Nice Mask though

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  6. Beauty! Does David Leroux sleep?

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  7. I’m heading to the game tonight. I think Emery is starting – Maybe i’ll be able to get a shot of the mask. I’ll keep you posted.

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  8. hey paul!! no i havent slept in for a year and a half now hahahahha

    busy year long and dont count the hours i spend on masks!!!

    NICK… THAT PICTURE IS SICK!! thanks alot

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  9. I LOVE THIS MASK THE COLOR AND DESIGN IS AMAZINGLY INCREDIBLE
    I WOULD PAY ANYTHING TO OWN THE MASK(:

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    • hey george!! anything? really hahahahha i can arrange something if you want hahah

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  10. nice mask!!

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  11. Wow by far one of the best goalie mask this season !!
    Emery and Vokoun are the TOP2 this year … but Vokoun got a slight edge over this one !

    9/10

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  12. Thanks for the respect and honoring our people. The donation of a replica to the American Indian Center of Chicago, was an awesome gift that will be proudly displayed in our lobby area.
    all are weclome to get a look up close.
    Joe Podlasek, executive Director American Indian Center
    1630 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL 60640.

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