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Bryzgalov’s Kids Help Paint New Oilers Mask

Bryzgalov’s Kids Help Paint New Oilers Mask

Ilya Bryzgalov Oilers Mask left sideWhen we saw Ilya Bryzgalov in the locker room at Rogers Arena before Christmas, he was proudly wearing a bright rainbow loom elastic band necklace made for him by one of his children, so it should come as no surprise his new Edmonton Oilers mask features art also created by his kids.

Bryzgalov has been with the Oilers since mid-November, and Bergeron got a mask from Bauer to paint two days later, but had to wait more than a month for the images from Bryzgalov’s kids, hence the all-white mask he;s been wearing up until now.

Bryzgalov debuted the mask, which was painted by Stephane Bergeron of Griffe Airbrush in Quebec, on Sunday and it features an Oilers logo prominently on the forehead,  a bright, bold orange oil gusher splattered around the cage.

The pictures from his kids are featured on either side, one with a goaltender in the net and the other with a 2014 Sochi Olympics theme:


Ilya Bryzgalov Edmonton Oilers mask


As far as including kids on a mask, Bryzgalov’s new lid is right up there with his replacement in Phoenix, Mike Smith, who had images of his two kids riding a rocket with Wile E. Coyote painted on his current Coyotes mask, and even let his kids finger paint the backplate.

For more great artwork from Stephane Bergeron, please check out his Griff Airbrush website and his Facebook page.

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  1. Ian Wotherspoon

    I think Bryzgalov’s new mask is great. Asking his kids to help with the design is a top notch idea because it gives his kids something to be proud of especially to see him wearing it in a game. I feel that Stephane Bergeron captured the esscence of the design perfectly and with the Oilers crest on the forehead it looks perfect. I do like the slattered orange oil, that finishes it off. Well done.

  2. Blaars60

    He did this before when he played for the Coyotes, loved it then love it now it’s great.

  3. paul morin

    Thats fantastic bryz I like your style and kids arw the world

  4. paul morin

    Like yur stlye and kids are the world gd job.

  5. Glenville Gerun

    There’s a few good men left. Thank you Ilya