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Monsters Galore on Pickard’s Avalanche Mask

Monsters Galore on Pickard’s Avalanche Mask

Calvin Pickard 2013 Colorado Avalanche mask frontCalvin Pickard is coming off an impressive rookie season in the American Hockey League, posting a .918 save percentage in his first full year as a pro.

With Semyon Varlamov and Jean-Sebastien Giguere ahead of him on the Colorado Avalanche depth chart, however, Pickard’s immediate future remains in the AHL with the Lake Erie Monsters. So it was nice to see a combination of monsters from both teams on Pickard’s new mask for the 2013-14 campaign.

Painted by Jason Livery of HeadStrongGrafx, Pickard’s new lid features the Avalanche Yeti above the Colorado logo on the left side, and a more up close look at the creature above the Monsters logo on the right. Best of all are the eyes from the Monsters’ logo that peer out from the “Picks” name on the chin to stare down shooters.

You can find more great masks on the HeadStrong Grafx website, as well as on Twitter, and on their FaceBook page, and here in the InGoal archives.

For now, though, enjoy the close ups of Pickard’s “Monstrous” new mask:


Calvin Pickard 2013 Colorado Avalanche mask left side

Calvin Pickard 2013 Colorado Avalanche mask right side


Calvin Pickard 2013 Colorado Avalanche mask front



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  1. Ian Wotherspoon

    I do not like any kind of monster (wooly or human) and i believe that this sort of thing should not be depicted on a goalie mask. The youngsters of this world who love hockey do not need to see things such as this on their favourite goalie’s mask or anywhere else either. Kids today see and hear of too many bad things that go on in this world and especially in sports and each time it’s a negative it’s teaching them the wrong story. It’s just my opinion, but I have felt this all of my life even when I was a teenager. The artwork was well done and I’m not saying anything bad about the artist but I believe that the goalies must remember these things when having their masks painted. As they say when you are well known and are in the limelight you must always act accordingly.

    • Dominic G

      Kids love monsters. Monsters aren’t real. Also, the team he plays for is called “The Lake Eerie Monsters”

    • Andrew H

      Can’t tell if serious or not.