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Rick DiPietro’s Islanders Mask

Rick DiPietro’s Islanders Mask

Master mask artist  Dave Gunnarsson has just released official photos of DiPietro’s latest mask and at InGoal we are proud of our exclusive partnership with that allows us to debut it alongside the official artist’s release.

Dave writes of the mask,

The design is a so called 2 designs in 1, and also a storyteller-design. The design is built on two lines, the orange and blue lines inspired from the white Islanders jersey. I painted them winding around the mask, almost like a flag flying in the wind, it gives a very cool design when you look at the mask from a distance. And I added white stars in the blue to give a feeling of the US flag. Then, when you come closer you will discover all the details and a new design is created in front of your eyes.

On one side the helicopter again is in focus, this time I painted it in a sketchy documentary style. I love to paint in new styles, never stand still. Rick also wanted his dog in the design, I painted the dog as a soldier on the other side.

Then all over the mask I created a detailed map of artworks as a tribute to USA. I love to do a lot of research for every mask. It is all painted in that sketchy style. I love to create lots and lots of details, here on this mask you will find famous statues, soldiers, action shots, even parts of the Memorial Wall and much much more. On the chin is Rick´s own logo I created for him a couple of years ago.


About The Author

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. Paul Ipolito

    Nice mask and it will still be brand new when he finishes with it.

  2. Tony

    Why does he need a mask? He doesn’t play!

  3. Mike Bogs

    LOL to previous comments…
    I feel bad for the guy, he should make fun of himself a bit.. maybe a bandaid somewhere on the mask.. at least people would know he hates it as much as they do

  4. Matt in Montreal

    Those helicopters are complete brilliance!

  5. Paul Ipolito

    I really like the band-aid idea! How about some of his x-rays or MRI results?

  6. bradly

    have fun in the beer leagues guys…while he laughs with his million dollar salary