Viktor Fasth quickly established himself as a top-flight NHL goaltender after coming over from Sweden last season.
Thanks for long-time painter and fellow Swede David Gunnarsson of DaveArt, Fasth is building an equally strong reputation for having the League’s best masks.
Fresh off the debut of his Guy Hebert tribute for the Ducks’ 20th anniversary, and after wearing a “Mr Bane Duck” mask last season, Fasth will soon be wearing a mask his artist dubbed “Judge Duck,” one based off the 1995 movie Judge Dredd starring Sylvester Stallone.
“We strongly recommend, do not mess with Judge Duck because he is the law,” Gunnarsson wrote on his Facebook page, playing off Stallone’s catch phrase in the somewhat cheesy science fiction film.
“With this Anaheim Ducks mask put on, Viktor is transformed to not only a duck, he also put on the Judge Duck helmet.”
Gunnarsson has been painting for Fasth since the 1990s, when the latter was a kid and the painter had a studio in his mom and dad’s house.
“I can tell you this, I had extreme fun when I created this NHL piece for my buddy Viktor,” Gunnarsson wrote.
You can find more of Gunnarsson’s great artwork – for Fasth and countless others in the NHL and European pro leagues – on both his website and on his Twitter feed, but for now enjoy the close-ups of Judge Dredd … err Duck: