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New LA Kings Mask Has Bartosak Prepped To Go Pro

New LA Kings Mask Has Bartosak Prepped To Go Pro

Patrik Bartosak 2013-14 Los Angeles Kings mask left sideWhile Jonathan Quick was busy backstopping Los Angeles to a second Stanley Cup, Kings’ puck-stopping prospect Patrik Bartosak was busy preparing for his first full season as a professional, and what better way to get started then by looking the part.

In addition to being a part of the Cup run as part of the extra body practice squad commonly known as the Black Aces, Bartosak put his spare time to good use by having a new mask painted by Steve Nash of EyeCandyAir.

The new Vaughn mask made by Pro’s Choice was actually painted during the Stanley Cup Final, and features the official Kings logo on the right side and crown-wearing Lion logo of their AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, on the right side of the mask. Each has been triple layered for added effect by Nash, who is also the long-time painter for Quick and the designer of his unique “Battle Armour” mask, and recently painted a cool Bailey the mascot-themed mask for Kings’ backup Martin Jones.

Bartosak had Nash a personal touch to the chin in the form of the Lion Rampant from the small coat of arms of his native Czech Republic, but had it pained in greyscale to match the Kings colours used on the rest of the mask.

Add in the silver cage Bartosak plans to swap out for the white one in these photos, and it really is a mask fit for a King. It’s also a great start to a pro career that kicked off with four AHL games right after his junior season with the Red Deer Rebels in the Western Hockey League ended this season. Bartosak, who was the CHL Goalie of the Year in 2013 before being drafted 146th by the Kings, went 3-1 and posted a .941 save percentage in those AHL games at the end of the season, and is poised to start next season back in Manchester.

The new mask ensure he’ll look good doing it. You can check out more masks from Nash, who creates all his masks by hand using only traditional methods and tools like a pencil, paintbrush and airbrush, on the official EyeCandyAir website, or follow them on TwitterFacebook, and on Vine. You can also learn more about the Pro’s Choice masks on their websiteFacebook page and Twitter feed:

 

Patrik Bartosak 2013-14 Los Angeles Kings mask left side


Patrik Bartosak 2013-14 Los Angeles Kings mask right side

Patrik Bartosak 2013-14 Los Angeles Kings mask all views

EyeCandyAir also posts videos of finished work on their Instagram page, including this one of Bartosak’s mask:

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