Florida goaltender Scott Clemmensen is taking Panthers fans to “Margaritaville” with a tribute to musician Jimmy Buffet on his new mask, including a nod to an album that featured that famous song on one side, and a parrot on the backplate.
The compass on the left side of the mask is in reference to the cover for Buffett’s 1977 “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” album, which included “Margaritaville,” and the parrot on the back references the “Parrotheads” nickname given to the singer’s loyal followers. It seems Clemmensen is among them.
Artist Mark Hart of Hart Designs explained Clemmensen’s new look.
“Scott likes his masks to be bold graphics,” Hart said. “He’s not into the fancy detail I do on other masks. We based this mask again on his favorite musician Jimmy Buffet. The compass is interpreted from one of his album covers. While Scott and I came up with a graphic sun for the other side. On the compass side are the initials of his wife and children. On the back is superimposed parts of the sun and compass and, like always, his Parrot.”
Check out Hart Designs website for more of Mark’s designs, and read the latest edition of InGoal Magazine for Clemmensen’s thoughts on the new hinged plastic-capped arm protection in the revolutionary new Warrior Ritual Pro Chest-and-Arm unit, an outside-the-box piece of equipment that eliminates all arm stingers.
And for all the new NHL paint jobs this season, be sure to look through InGoal’s mask page.
In the meantime, enjoy Clemmensen’s new lid (with or without a Margarita):