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Yann Danis Unveils Devilish New Mask

Yann Danis Unveils Devilish New Mask

DANIS MASK 2Veteran goaltender Yann Danis is in his second stint with the New Jersey Devils organization, and has once again enlisted the help of air brush artist Stephane Bergeron of La Griffe Originale to design his new mask.

Bergeron has painted each of Danis’ previous masks throughout his career, including the mask from his first stint with the Devils. Danis admitted in a recent interview with InGoal that he still has his old mask and was prepared to use it until the new one arrived, if he had to.

The left side of the new mask features two younger looking devil characters running around with pitchforks, wearing Albany Devils jerseys. Burning buildings in the background fade into the brilliant deep red colour of the mask.

The right side includes a much more menacing-looking devil, which may be even scarier than the devil that was painted on Danis’ first Devils mask. Its’ tail is firmly wrapped around the iconic New Jersey Devils logo.

The chin of the mask has the word “DEVILS” emblazoned across in Bergeron’s signature airbrushing style.

The 34-year-old Danis will likely spend most of the year with Albany of the AHL, but he provides solid NHL experience in a depth role in case of an injury with the big club, or if Keith Kinkaid falters in his second season as the backup to Cory Schneider.

For more of Stephane Bergeron’s work, check out the website for La Griffe Originale.


About The Author

Greg Balloch

Greg Balloch is a Vancouver-based writer for InGoal Magazine, broadcaster for Sportsnet 650, and goaltending coach. His career began in Hamilton, Ontario with the Junior 'A' Hamilton Red Wings, before moving to Vancouver to cover the Canucks on the radio and work with the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL. A lifelong goaltender, he has been teaching the position for over a decade.