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Jets’ Trainer Rob Milette Honoured with Special Mask

Jets’ Trainer Rob Milette Honoured with Special Mask

Winnipeg Jets Head Athletic Therapist Rob Milette – or ‘Mullet’ as he is affectionately known around the organisation – recently worked his 1,000th game for the organisation, an achievement few attain in pro sports.

Milette began working with the Manitoba Moose in 2002, before moving up to work in the NHL in 2011. Milette, who also worked with Canadian national team at the 2015 IIHF World Championships, hit the headlines in 2013 when he, along with other members of the Jets staff, were called on to help defenceman Zach Redmond, who sustained a serious leg injury in practise. Fortunately Redmond was able to make a full recovery thanks to the actions of his team mates and colleagues.

As part of the celebration of Milette’s incredible tenure with the organisation, the Jets commissioned Dave Gunnarsson of DaveArt to produce a special mask design to help mark the occasion, which fell on January 26th – happily for Rob, the Jest were able to secure a 5-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes on the night.

Featuring both the Jets logo and the Manitoba Moose logo, the design is simple but striking and also features Milette’s nickname ‘Mullet’ on the chin.

Congratulations Rob on reaching this tremendous milestone!

You can find more of Gunnarsson’s great work on his website, Twitter feed, Facebook page and Instagram. Meanwhile, check out these great close ups of this very special mask design:

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About The Author

Rob McGregor

A member of the InGoal Magazine family since 2014, Rob is also Media Manager for the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) in the UK and a former goaltender in Great Britain's third tier National League (NIHL).

1 Comment

  1. Stefan

    That’s a way better mask design than Dave has done for a lot of the actual goalies playing today. Since goalies are paying costumers (I assume or are they sponsored?) they have their own ideas for a design.