For now, though, the promising puck-stopping prospect have to settle for having a famous surfer on his mask in the minors, where he is currently in his third full season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Poulin’s new mask includes two large images of the Silver Surfer from Marvel Comics fame on the left side, all part of a silver-heavy theme developed with by his equally famous Swedish artist, Dave Gunnarsson of DaveArt designs.
“Kevin contacted me early about his new mask look, he wanted something really new … a totally unique look,” Gunnarsson wrote on his Facebook page. “He was sure what kind of theme he wanted. I spent the summer brainstorming and sketching. A design plan was set. I used lots and lots of silver in the design, the whole upper part is silver tones, and together with the Islanders orange tones at the bottom it creates a totally unique look from a distance. And when you come closer you discover a new look in front of your eyes and a new design is created in silver and with a lot of speed.”
The silver certainly pops in the Islanders logo on the right side of the mask, and the lighthouses on the bottom are a nice touch,
In addition to the a closer look at that design in the photos below, you can see more shots of Poulin’s new mask in the photo gallery from InGoal’s Scott Slingsby after attending a recent Bridgeport game against Manchester. And for more great artwork from Gunnarsson, check out DaveArt’s feed on twitter as well as his company website: