David Hutchison | Apr 3, 2019 | 0
Hellebuyck’s new Jets mask features Byfuglien fishing
Connor Hellebuyck went with a winter outdoor theme on his new Winnipeg mask, so it made sense to tip his hat to big Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, a Minnesota native and avid fisherman.
Painted by Steve Nash of EyeCandyAir, the new mask features a goaltender making a save on an outdoor rink on the right side, and a smiling Byfuglien pulling his catch out of an ice-fishing hole on the left:
Hellebuyck explained Byfuglien’s presence later in the day:
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) September 14, 2018
Both the goaltender and Big Buff portraits are hand painted within the outline of a Jets logo, tying in the team theme to some of Hellebuyck and his teammate’s personal preferences.
The chin and forehead continue the outdoor theme with a variety of swimming fish and ice chunks:
It’s a great way to combine both sides of Hellebuyck and his teammates. Enjoy all the up-close pictures of the new mask; for more great designs from EyeCandyAir be sure to follow their @eyecandyair account on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, as well as the main website.