St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott has sported some great looking, borderline-iconic masks in the past.
Elliott’s use of a hockey-stick wielding Casey Jones character from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame had become a signature – he was even featured breaking the chains of the NHL lockout on last season’s mask – or so we thought.
Turns out Elliott wanted something new that he could really call his own, so worked with personal painter Jason Livery of HeadStrongGrafx to come up with an “identity mask,” something “completely different from his old designs.”
“He loves the idea of an iconic design like a Cujo, Potvin, or Belfour,” Livery said. “So we came up with this design keeping his moose trademark as the base of the design. This new design will be the look for his masks from here on out.”
Even better, the aggressive-looking Moose that is the centrepiece of Elliott’s new mask comes with a great back story.
It has roots in Mr. Moose, the character that Elliott displayed on the backplate of past masks as a tribute to the late Owen Scott, a champion moose caller who taught Elliott the skill, something he has become well known for.
The mask is set St. Louis team colours and includes small Blues logos worked into the background around the chin.
Enjoy the close ups of both sides and the backplate, which continues the Mr. Moose trend, below. And for more great masks from Livery, check out the HeadStrong Grafx website, as well as on Twitter, and on their FaceBook page, and here in the InGoal archives.