Fasth Updates Hebert Tribute for Stadium Series
We don’t know yet whether Anaheim Ducks goaltender Viktor Fasth will be back from the lower body injury that has plagued him most of this season in time for the upcoming outdoor game at Dodgers Stadium, but he’s got a mask ready for it just in case.
Fasth, who has only played five games all season, had his long-time painter and fellow Swede David Gunnarsson of DaveArt recreate the popular tribute mask to the first Anaheim goalie, Guy Hebert, that he had designed for a 20th-anniversary “Mighty” Ducks throwback game.
This time, however, they painted it to match the bright-orange uniforms the Ducks will wear when they take on cross-town rivals, the Los Angeles Kings in the outdoor Stadium Series game on Jan. 25.
“This mask is inspired from that (Hebert) mask, and evolved into a totally new mix with the cool Stadium jersey of Anaheim Ducks,” Gunnarsson, who has painted for Fasth since the 1990s, wrote on his Facebook page.
You can find more of Gunnarsson’s great artwork on both his website and on his Twitter feed, but for now enjoy the close-ups of the new Stadium Series mask he designed for Fasth, and then cross your fingers we get to see it – and the injured Fasth – by the end of the month: