Yann Danis has a new team and another great tribute mask.
After tipping his mask to Edmonton Oilers legend Grant Fuhr last season, Danis signed with the Philadelphia Flyers in the offseason, giving personal painter Stephane Bergeron of Griff Airbrush another chance to pay homage to a couple more goaltending greats – not to mention a city with a great history.
Bergeron chose Ron Hextall, who is back in Philadelphia as an assistant general manager, and Pelle Lindbergh for the right side of the new mask. On the left, he went away from hockey with a tribute to Rocky Balboa, including the Rocky Statue in front of the city skyline, while the chin was reserved for the Liberty Bell.
Add it all up and it’s a beautiful tribute to the city of Philadelphia and Flyers’ goaltending. For more of Bergeron’s work, be sure to visit his website and Facebook page, but first check out the close ups of the new mask for Danis: