When Sergei Bobrovsky won the Vezina Trophy as a restricted free agent, there was a lot of concern the Columbus Blue Jackets breakout star might bolt for his native Russia this summer.
Instead, Bobrovksy signed an extension with the Blue Jackets.
Now, he’s combining his new home with his Russian roots on his new mask.
“It tells the story of Sergei’s new home country and his origin,” said painter David Gunnarsson of DaveArt. “The design is built on the awesome logos of the Blue Jackets, in total harmony with the Blue Jackets uniforms. One side is a tribute to the team and Sergei’s new home country, and the other side is a tribute to Mother Russia. The closer you come the more details you will discover and the design transforms in front of your eyes.”
Those details include a Bobrovsky staple: the brick wall, which is what he played like to earn the Vezina Trophy last season after making some subtle but significant changes to his style.