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Robin Lehner’s Ottawa Senators Mask (Updated)

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

Rob Lehner Binghamton Senators Goaltender Helmet

Scott Slingsby Photo

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.

Scott Slingsby Photo

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.”

 

Scott Slingsby Photo

 

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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.

5 Comments

  1. Joe Boughner

    Thanks for sharing! I was at an open practice in Ottawa just before Lehner was sent down and I noticed he was wearing a new lid. The artist is right, it seemed like a unique and cool design from a distance but the details you can see here are something else entirely. Very cool.

  2. Matt in Montreal

    Gunnarsson OWNS it!

  3. Paul

    thats pretty cool. bout time dave puttin out somthing worth lookin at

  4. Pat Roy

    Looks like a mess from any distance. WTF?

  5. Nick H.

    ^^^ “Haters just gonna hate.” … I dig it! Very original and I like that Robin himself had the ideas for it.