David Hutchison | Jan 22, 2019 | 0
Anton Khudobin’s new Bruins Mask includes Lokomotiv tribute
For the new season Khudobin will be sporting a new mask to replace his older angelic red MinnesotaWild/Houston Aeros mask with one more fitting for his new organization.
Khudobin’s new lid is a Pro’s Choice custom mask that has been formed to fit by Dom Malerba using a mold of his face. Artist Ron Slater then took Khudobin’s customized Vaughn and painted it using the Providence Bruins yellow and gold color scheme as well as a fearsome bruin.
Slater’s most recent work is a mask for another Bruins goalie, Tuukka Rask, which he gave InGoal a sneak peak of earlier this season (link).
The top of Khudobin’s new mask is dominated by a lunging bear piercing its claws into the spoked B, much like former Providence Bruins’ goalie Tuukka Rask’s recent masks.
The back of the mask features the coat of arms of the Russian Federation, altered to include the Russian flag in the center and underneath the double headed eagle. To the right of the eagle there is the number 22 to commemorate Igor Korolov, who died in the recent plane crash that involved Lokomotiv Yaroslavl earlier this year. Khudobin met Koralev when the two played for Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the Kontinental Hockey League.
Khudobin has also added Lokomotiv Yaroslavl’s logo to his mask to further show his support.