Robin Lehner’s Ottawa Senators Mask (Updated)
Originally published October 5, 2011. Updated with game photos March 2, 2012.
InGoal also has images of Lehner’s second Senators mask for 2012
The Senator’s plan for Robin Lehner in 2011-2012 is another year of seasoning in the AHL letting Craig Anderson and Alex Auld handle the NHL duties. That didn’t stop Lehner and artist Dave Gunnarsson from creating an incredible new mask design for this season reflecting his Senators roots. The paint job sits atop a new Pro’s Choice custom Vaughn mask.
Most Sens helmets are resplendent in bright reds and golds but this beauty – Dave calls it “ExCeltic Granitica” – looks like it was plucked from the Roman ruins…fantastic.
In Gunnarsson’s words,
“Robin had a vision of how to mix stones, with celtic themes, with Ottawa logos, and just make it look old… So I took all the elements and created a design that is a mix of it all, with a lot of silver and the Ottawa logos in a new way… The design is what I call 2 designs in 1. From a distance you have one look, and when you come closer a new world of cool details opens up and a second design is created in front of your eyes. All together a very unique look is created, with stones that are cracked and create cool lines.”