For the 2010-2011 Mask check – we have the exclusive first official photos

If you are looking for the Canadiens 100th Anniversary Mask we have it here!

Update October 15 2009 : inGoal Magazine friend David Arrigo created the mask in this story plus a new mask, worn tonight. Thank you to David for sending them to us for publication.

Carey Price 2009-2010 MAsk by David Arrigo

Carey Price New Mask 2009-2010 by David Arrigo
Carey Price 2009-2010 MAsk by David Arrigo

Carey Price New Mask 2009-2010 by David Arrigo

Images copyright 2009 by David Arrigo, all rights reserved. For more great work by David Arrigo check out his web site.

For more on the mask see Habs Inside Out article.

A reader sent this first look at Carey Price’s new mask…too bad it couldn’t be closer but it’s nice to wonder about what is on there. Obviously there is a tribute to some legendary Montreal puck stoppers. Who do you think they are? (answer: see comments below)

CAREY first glimpse

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20 Responses to Carey Price’s New Mask – Exclusive First Look

  1. Chris says:

    A beauty! Good to see him with the red pads too – overall a great look. Let’s just hope the pretty gear somehow translate into prettier play this year 😛

  2. Manish says:

    now he needs to get back to wearing the white pads
    he looks small in the net with red pads

    its a proven optical illusion to wear white pads
    switch back

  3. I agree white pads do creat the illution. With regards to the Mask watching the game tonight (10,15,09)and this is not the mask that he is waring. Would love to see a picture of this one. As to his play. I think if he can regain his confidence (which it looks like it has)he and the team should be fine. Just hope the platoon of D-men can fill the void of Markov.

  4. James says:

    I liked the older mask better with the ode to the Habs greats.

  5. paul szabo says:

    Here’s the lowdown;
    Carey Price’s mask that was made to commemorate the Habs greats of the past was supposed top feature Worsely and Plante. Only David Arrigo made a mistake and he put Dryden instead of Plante. Price wasn’t miffed though.

    People here in Quebec follow this stuff like crazy- there are blogs and bulletin boards that talk about every piece of his equipment, sticks, etc., probably down to what jockstrap he wears…

    Anyways, Below is a link to the story.

  6. paul szabo says:

    Just a note: the Montreal gazette withdrew their article from the web so the above link is dead. At least you can see the photo of price with this link

    Paul Sz.

  7. Nick says:

    I like the dark colors in his mask and the design overall, but I wish we could find out what’s going on with the theme regarding the skeletons on motorcycles and the Aces? I like to hear the story and the why behind what goalies put on their masks. I prefer his tribute mask to this one, but’s an interesting design nonetheless.

  8. David T says:

    Aces, Motorcycles and skulls? Maybe the change is to frighten off the Hab ghost goalies of the past. Which at times seem to be haunting his play. The artwork is great and really who knows what goes through the head of a goalie? What a great story it would be to find out why the NHLers put what they do on their masks.

  9. paul szabo says:

    To David and Nick: Much has been written on why goalies put what tey do on their masks. Some guys like Price aren’t too involved in choosing the design and let the artist go with it. Others like Theodore and DiPietro are control maniacs, right down to the placement of the last star on the mask. Below is a cool website that shows pretty much every mask ever worn in the last 30 years or so. Personally I like the old style paint jobs that really stod out- like Cheevers, Dryden, Palmateer, Potvin- graphics that were bold, simpel and easy to recognize. I find goalie helmets are too much like F1 helmets- too busy and full of too many elements- hard to tell who is who anymore…

  10. ashley says:

    I love Carey’s new mask. I hope it’ll help improve his confidence in net which will lead to move saves, thus more wins. I think if the Habs get off to a good start in a game, or if Carey makes a couple of good saves right off, his confidence will be good and he’ll play better. when the other team gets off to a good start, his confidence seems to lower. I think he’s a great goalie, but as was the case last year, too much responsibility and presure is put on him, as is the case with most goalies, and he doesn’t seem to live up to people’s high standards.

  11. YanickB says:

    I don’t understand this mask… he’s an Hells-Angels now?
    The first new mask is much more better…

  12. Kris says:

    I agree somewhat with Yanick, but I think the aces on the mask are a good touch, I mean he wants to be the “Ace” goaltender in Montreal right?? Ghost rider, I’m not so sure about, but hey its Price’s mask not ours right?

  13. Jonathan says:

    i think the mask i spretty cool. Hopfully, it will improve his confidence and lead to more victories! He’s a great goalie but when there is to much pressure on him, he can’t play his best. Montreal @ Boston in the playoffs are a good example

  14. eric says:

    price’s new mask is sick but he needs to get the white pad to go with the mask 😛

  15. Bob says:

    Montreal isnt my fav team but carey’s new mask looks SICK :) and i tottaly agree with u eric!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. eric says:

    price’s new mask is looks coool
    but he needs to get the white pad to go with the mask 😛

  17. eric says:

    also i saw the game yesterday wow nice save proce did on the 2 on 1 !!!

  18. eric says:

    i mean price!!!!! nice save

  19. eric says:

    also wowowow sickniss mask he got wow but i say he need’s the white pads to go with the new mask XD

  20. HalfClapperTopCheddar says:

    Too bad this is old and none of you will bother to read it. ‘Black Aces’ is a term given to the players that work hard at practice and stay late once the stars are gone, or are working their way back from injury, but rarely get to play. So this is a tribute to those hard working members of the team.

    But, good of you Habs fans for not knowing and assuming he is thinking of himself as an ace. Quite the opposite.

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