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