Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury 3rd Jersey MaskWhen it came time for Marc-Andre Fleury to pick an old Pittsburgh goaltender to appear on the mask he plans to wear with the Penguins’ third jerseys this season (assuming there is one), the choice was somewhat obvious.

When it comes to vintage masks, few Penguins wore a better one than Michel Dion.

“Marc-André wanted 2 vintage goalies – he wanted to have Dion because of his wonderfull vintage mask,” said Fleury’s long-time personal painter, Stephane Bergeron of Griff Airbrush. “And Barrasso, this one is my decision.”

[Ed. note: Fleury’s 2011 Winter Classic mask was a retro tribute to Dion as well]

So Dion is featured on the right side of the mask and Barrasso on the left. Both are depicted in hockey cards loosely based on original cards Bergeron found, with “Between the Pipes” and “Greats of the Game” written along the side and bottom.

Other than choosing Dion, Fleury granted carte blanche to Bergeron, who also created the unique Steel Penguin mask featured recently by InGoal.

The results are impressive. Now Fleury just needs an NHL season so he can show them off:

Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury 3rd Jersey Mask

Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury 3rd Jersey Mask

Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury 3rd Jersey Mask

Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury 3rd Jersey Mask

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9 Responses to Fleury puts old Dion, Barrasso hockey cards on new Penguins Mask

  1. Sven K says:

    don’t like it – because it fits more to pittsburghs 3rd jersey as to their home/road ones …

  2. Jesse says:

    Sven, your comment shows that you didn’t even bother reading the first sentence of the article, which states that the mask was made specifically for the third jersey… Next time, do more than look at the all the pretty pictures.

    • Sven K says:

      Sorry, I read that article twice and did not even read that part in the first sentence, so you’re right.

      Just found his mask for the normal road/home jerseys, so I completely change my mind.

      Overall, I like his other mask more than this one

  3. Adrian says:

    “So Dion is featured on the right side of the mask and Barasso on the right” Barrasso first off is spelled with 2 “R”‘s and the Barrasso card is on the left

  4. Anthony says:

    This mask is sick! I think the design of the 2 penguin logos at the chin are great. Good Job, also, the penguins steel city mask is good.

  5. Brett says:

    Really interesting concept. I’d love to know if Griff worked with In The Game (the manufacturer of the hockey cards depicted) in the design of the mask?

    Did they have to get permission to use the cards?

  6. Jarrod says:

    Fleury has never had a mask I didn’t like. This is so sick.

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