The Pittsburgh Penguins signed goaltender Tomas Vokoun to a two-year, four million dollar contract this off-season in an effort to push current starter Marc-Andre Fleury to his full potential.
Along with playing for a new team, Vokoun will wear a new mask this season. Check it out:
Here’s what the designer, David Gunnarsson of DaveArt.com, had to say about the mask:
I had so much fun when I created this design. It is all built on the awesome Penguins logo and the whole design is created as a so called “2-in-1″ design. From a distance, it is a clear old school design with strong contrasts, and the closer you come the more and more details you will discover and the mask enters a new dimension. And when you come really close you discover the mask is made of steel, with rivets and stuff, as a tribute to the city of Pittsburgh and the steel industry.
I personally love it. It’s hard to beat the black and gold color scheme and the bold switch from the black to the gold toward the top of the mask looks great. Throw in the whole steel theme and the word “Pittsburgh” on the chin and Vokoun has himself an awesome mask.
Let’s hope we actually get to see him wear it some time soon.
The now-36-year-old spent last season with the Washington Capitals, posting a 2.51 goals against average with a .917 save percentage and four shutouts in 48 games (46 starts). He had a 25-17-2 record record and posted the third-best win percentage of his 13-year career.
Vokoun missed time last season – including all of the playoffs – with a severe groin tear.
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