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Carey Price’s New Mask – Exclusive First Look

For the 2010-2011 Mask check – we have the exclusive first official photos

If you are looking for the Canadiens 100th Anniversary Mask we have it here!

Update October 15 2009 : inGoal Magazine friend David Arrigo created the mask in this story plus a new mask, worn tonight. Thank you to David for sending them to us for publication.

Carey Price 2009-2010 MAsk by David Arrigo

Carey Price New Mask 2009-2010 by David Arrigo
Carey Price 2009-2010 MAsk by David Arrigo

Carey Price New Mask 2009-2010 by David Arrigo

Images copyright 2009 by David Arrigo, all rights reserved. For more great work by David Arrigo check out his web site.

For more on the mask see Habs Inside Out article.

A reader sent this first look at Carey Price’s new mask…too bad it couldn’t be closer but it’s nice to wonder about what is on there. Obviously there is a tribute to some legendary Montreal puck stoppers. Who do you think they are? (answer: see comments below)

CAREY first glimpse

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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. Chris

    A beauty! Good to see him with the red pads too – overall a great look. Let’s just hope the pretty gear somehow translate into prettier play this year πŸ˜›

  2. Manish

    now he needs to get back to wearing the white pads
    he looks small in the net with red pads

    its a proven optical illusion to wear white pads
    switch back

  3. Steve Bacsalmasi

    I agree white pads do creat the illution. With regards to the Mask watching the game tonight (10,15,09)and this is not the mask that he is waring. Would love to see a picture of this one. As to his play. I think if he can regain his confidence (which it looks like it has)he and the team should be fine. Just hope the platoon of D-men can fill the void of Markov.

  4. James

    I liked the older mask better with the ode to the Habs greats.

  5. paul szabo

    Here’s the lowdown;
    Carey Price’s mask that was made to commemorate the Habs greats of the past was supposed top feature Worsely and Plante. Only David Arrigo made a mistake and he put Dryden instead of Plante. Price wasn’t miffed though.

    People here in Quebec follow this stuff like crazy- there are blogs and bulletin boards that talk about every piece of his equipment, sticks, etc., probably down to what jockstrap he wears…

    Anyways, Below is a link to the story.

  6. Nick

    I like the dark colors in his mask and the design overall, but I wish we could find out what’s going on with the theme regarding the skeletons on motorcycles and the Aces? I like to hear the story and the why behind what goalies put on their masks. I prefer his tribute mask to this one, but’s an interesting design nonetheless.

  7. David T

    Aces, Motorcycles and skulls? Maybe the change is to frighten off the Hab ghost goalies of the past. Which at times seem to be haunting his play. The artwork is great and really who knows what goes through the head of a goalie? What a great story it would be to find out why the NHLers put what they do on their masks.

  8. paul szabo

    To David and Nick: Much has been written on why goalies put what tey do on their masks. Some guys like Price aren’t too involved in choosing the design and let the artist go with it. Others like Theodore and DiPietro are control maniacs, right down to the placement of the last star on the mask. Below is a cool website that shows pretty much every mask ever worn in the last 30 years or so. Personally I like the old style paint jobs that really stod out- like Cheevers, Dryden, Palmateer, Potvin- graphics that were bold, simpel and easy to recognize. I find goalie helmets are too much like F1 helmets- too busy and full of too many elements- hard to tell who is who anymore…

  9. ashley

    I love Carey’s new mask. I hope it’ll help improve his confidence in net which will lead to move saves, thus more wins. I think if the Habs get off to a good start in a game, or if Carey makes a couple of good saves right off, his confidence will be good and he’ll play better. when the other team gets off to a good start, his confidence seems to lower. I think he’s a great goalie, but as was the case last year, too much responsibility and presure is put on him, as is the case with most goalies, and he doesn’t seem to live up to people’s high standards.

  10. YanickB

    I don’t understand this mask… he’s an Hells-Angels now?
    The first new mask is much more better…

  11. Kris

    I agree somewhat with Yanick, but I think the aces on the mask are a good touch, I mean he wants to be the “Ace” goaltender in Montreal right?? Ghost rider, I’m not so sure about, but hey its Price’s mask not ours right?

  12. Jonathan

    i think the mask i spretty cool. Hopfully, it will improve his confidence and lead to more victories! He’s a great goalie but when there is to much pressure on him, he can’t play his best. Montreal @ Boston in the playoffs are a good example

  13. eric

    price’s new mask is sick but he needs to get the white pad to go with the mask πŸ˜›

  14. Bob

    Montreal isnt my fav team but carey’s new mask looks SICK πŸ™‚ and i tottaly agree with u eric!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. eric

    price’s new mask is looks coool
    but he needs to get the white pad to go with the mask πŸ˜›

  16. eric

    also i saw the game yesterday wow nice save proce did on the 2 on 1 !!!

  17. eric

    i mean price!!!!! nice save

  18. eric

    also wowowow sickniss mask he got wow but i say he need’s the white pads to go with the new mask XD

  19. HalfClapperTopCheddar

    Too bad this is old and none of you will bother to read it. ‘Black Aces’ is a term given to the players that work hard at practice and stay late once the stars are gone, or are working their way back from injury, but rarely get to play. So this is a tribute to those hard working members of the team.

    But, good of you Habs fans for not knowing and assuming he is thinking of himself as an ace. Quite the opposite.