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Viktor Fasth paid tribute to first Mighty Ducks goalie Guy Hebert on his new mask.

Second year Anaheim Ducks’ goaltender Viktor Fasth celebrated the franchise’s 20th anniversary by paying tribute to the Mighty Ducks first goalie, Guy Hebert, with his new mask for the  2013-14 season.

The Ducks will wear their original uniform in a game this season to celebrate the milestone and with a replica of Hebert’s mask, including the Disney movie inspired logo on the forehead, Fasth’s mask will match perfectly.

According to his popular Swedish artist David Gunnarsson of DaveArt, who created Fasth’s first mask back in the 1990s, the idea came from Fasth himself this summer.

“The tribute design is created as a homage to the very first Mighty Ducks mask of Guy Hebert, designed by the legendary Dennis Simone and mask maker Ed Cubberly,” Gunarsson wrote on his Facebook page, adding the mask looks like Hebert’s “old school design” from a distance, but contains plenty of new details up close.

Fasth will look a lot like Guy Hebert 20 years ago – right down to using Bauer pads – when the Ducks wear their original jerseys this season.

Fasth will look a lot like Guy Hebert 20 years ago when the Ducks wear their original jerseys.

They include all the years Anaheim has been in the league, Hebert’s name and number, and small Ducks logos everywhere. There are also scratches, marks and even rust coming from the screws to add to the vintage effect.

“It´s like Viktor found this 20 years old mask in the attic and just dusted it a bit and started to play,” Gunnarsson wrote, adding the pair was already working on more mask designs for the upcoming season.

The “Bane Duck” mask they created last season is certainly worth another look, and you can find more of Gunnarsson’s great artwork on both his website and on his Twitter feed.

For now, though, enjoy this brilliant tribute to the original Anaheim goalie (apologies to Goldberg):

 

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3 Responses to Fasth Pays Tribute to Guy Hebert on New Ducks Mask

  1. Vaytch says:

    I used to love Guy Hebert’s mask so I obviously love the homage !

  2. PDW says:

    This mask is truly awesome, though the Mighty Ducks used Eggplant and not purple.

  3. Morgan Madu says:

    Sweet, I actually loved those old Duck Jerseys… pardon me Mighty Duck Jerseys :)

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