Cory Schneider has only played three games for New Jersey, but he already has his second Devils mask.
Painted by Swedish artist David Gunnarsson of DaveArt, Schneider’s second Devils mask is a “direct continuation” of the original, with a heavy focus on the logos but changes to the way the New Jersey colours are laid out.
“This design is built with the same elements as Cory’s last mask, and we just changed some fundamental colouring,” Gunnarsson wrote on his Facebook page. “Me and Cory brainstormed a lot during summer, we wanted to create something new, a totally new style with the NJD artworks. … Our plan was a design that works in all angles, and a so called two-in-one design, a design that works both on a distance in the arenas, and close up in the TV cameras. At a first glimpse it’s an old school design, and when you come closer and closer a new dimension opens up and the design transforms into a new design in front of your eyes.”
You can find more of Gunnarsson’s great artwork on both his website and on his Twitter feed, but for now enjoy the close-ups of Schneider’s latest lid and see if you can spot all the differences from the first one: