By Allan Muir
David Gunnarsson, one of the go-to artists for NHL netminders who are looking for a fresh design take, has released images of the first mask that Cory Schneider will wear as a member of the New Jersey Devils.
“Me and Cory brainstormed a lot during summer,” Gunnarsson wrote on his Instagram page. “We wanted to create something new, a totally new style with the NJD artwork. Our plan was a design that works [from] all angles, and a so-called two-in-one design, a design that works both [from] a distance in the arena, and close up in the TV cameras.
“At a first glimpse, it´s an old-school design, and when you come closer and closer a new dimension opens up and the design transforms into a new design in front of your eyes.”
Not sure this one matches the greatness of Gunnarson’s Vancouver Millionaires design, but it’s not bad.
What do you think?
Meanwhile, here’s a look at the new lid for Joacim Eriksson, who will challenge Eddie Lack for Schneider’s old job out in Vancouver.