Jets’ Hutchinson Reveals Sleek New Mask Design
Winnipeg’s Michael Hutchinson teamed up with David Leroux of Diel Airbrush to produce a sleek new mask design that will ensure the 25-year old always looks sharp on the ice.
“Mike told me he did not want any red on the mask, so that it fits in with his gear perfectly,” Leroux told InGoal “He wanted to go with another clean and simple design that can be seen from far.
“So I spoke with the team at Brian’s and they were able to send me a sneak peek of Mike’s new pads design, and Mike and I decided to do the same pads graphics design on the side of the mask.”
As well as integrating Hutchinson’s pad design in to the paint work, the Barrie, Ontario native has also incorporated the franchise logo in the design.
A sleek silver and blue Jet is displayed on the top of the mask, with the Jets’ crest on the chin cup, where many goalies prefer to show a nickname currently.
Hutchinson instead shows his simple ‘Hutch’ moniker on the back plate, along side the Canadian flag and lucky horse shoe; not that Hutchinson seemed to need much luck last season, as he assembled an impressive 21-10-5 record for Winnipeg, posting a .914 save percentage and 2.39 goals against average.
Entering the final year of his current deal, the former Barrie Colts stopper was among the early candidates for the Calder Trophy last term, going 6-2-2 in his first ten games (with a league leading 1.81 goals-against average and .937 save percentage) as he pushed incumbent Ondrej Pavelec.
Hutchinson worked with Leroux last year, and the St-Sharles Sur Richelieu, Quebec designer has produced masks for a number of other clients, including former Ottawa and Philadelphia netminder Ray Emery. You can find more examples of his work on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
McGuire Goaltending in Toronto have been working with Hutchinson this week, and shared a few pictures of him breaking in the new gear on their Twitter account.
— Jamie McGuire (@mcguirehockey) August 21, 2015