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Ilya Bryzgalov Olympic Mask

Update: Direct from artist Stephane Bergeron of La Griffe Originale – this is NOT a special Olympic mask. Bryz decided to go with his 2009-2010 Phoenix lid. You’ll see if you follow the twitpic link below that they match. Either way – for putting his kids’ artwork on it, this is my new favourite. The only specs that Bryz gave were the two images from his children. Putting them on the mask was a lot harder than you would think – using a brush to simulate the crayon and remaining true to the child’s art.

Ilya Bryzgalov Team Russia Olympic MAsk and Phoenix Coyotes Mask

Dmitry Chesnokov (@dchesnokov) posted this image of my new favourite Olympic Mask from Russian goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to Twitter. I don’t care what the rest of the mask looks like – he put his daughter’s artwork on it – what an awesome dad. Sorry, it’s not ours to publish but go have a look:

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David Hutchison

David is one of the founders of InGoal Magazine which he began in 2009. Of course he finds time for some goaltending of his own as well, and despite his age, clings desperately to the idea that some NHL team will call him to play for them - though in his mid-forties (OK, late 40s) it'll likely be for a practice when everyone else on their depth chart has the flu and the shooter tutor has gone in for repairs.


  1. joel

    That’s not his 09-10 mask.Not sure if it’s last year’s mask, but it’s definitely not this year’s mask.

  2. Jordan

    yes it is he wore it after the olympic break. he usually changes his mask post all star/olympic break