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Sneak Preview – Tuukka Rask’s 2011-2012 Bruins Mask

Sneak Preview – Tuukka Rask’s 2011-2012 Bruins Mask

With the exception of the brief trial of a new mask last season, and the design he used for the Winter Classic, Tuukka Rask has been wearing the same helmet for three seasons now. In fact, artist Ron Slater, the man responsible for Rask’s paint told InGoal that “people see the mask and assume there is a problem with the paint because of the chipping they see – what they don’t realize is that is the same mask he’s been wearing for three years.” How would you expect a mask to hold up to NHL shooters for three seasons of games and practices?

So the man who doesn’t change often will be trying a new mask and design this season – and Ron has kindly sent InGoal a sneak preview. The artwork will once again be on a Pro’s Choice custom helmet. Tuukka likes the old look, so expect to see the new design well-rooted in the one he has worn for so long. It looks like Slater has tried to spice it up a bit with the use of glitter paint, which is finding its way onto more and more masks these days.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks to Ron Slater and RonSlater.com for the images.

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About The Author

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.

5 Comments

  1. Yeah, nice chin and backplate ;P

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  2. Wow- if Rask could keep the same mask for that long, now I have some ammo for these kids I coach (including my goalie son) to stop clamouring for new gear and a paint job every year!!

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  3. The Fin … the Fin … the Fin is on Fire! Nice tease, fellsas. 😉

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  4. I love “Tuukka” on the backplate in the Metallica font, epic. Intersted in what the rest of the bucket looks like.

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  5. Not surprising that being from Finland Tuukka has great taste in music. 🙂

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