Goalie Mask Art Print: Classic White Edition

Goaltender Jacques Plante took a puck to the face off the stick of Andy Bathgate during a 1959 game between the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Rangers. Plante designed a mask he'd been wearing in practice but as the story goes, coach Toe Blake refused to let him come back into the game wearing it. Having taken several stitches, Plante said he wouldn't return to the game without it. Blake had no choice but to relent or forfeit the game.

The 'Goalie Mask' art poster series was inspired by our admiration (or amazement) of those before Plante that stood in the net with no face protection. The early era of masks, particularly those of the 1970s, became the personal hallmarks of each goalie and established the modern day tradition of personalizing masks.

Design Features
  • Classic 1970s white unpainted edition
  • Printed on high quality, archival grade matte photo paper for the sharpest resolution

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