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Steve Mason’s New Civil War-Themed Skulls & Skeletons Goalie Mask Is Awesome

Spooky. I believe unless some other NHL goalie really ups the ante this offseason, Columbus Blue Jackets netminder Steve Mason’s disturbingly graphic and eerie Civil War-themed mask will be easily the best goalie mask this upcoming season. The mask, designed by renowned goalie mask artist┬áDavid Gunnarsson, looks like it could have been partially inspired by the artwork featuring Eddie for Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper.” The Grim Reaper makes an appearance in both and everything. And the skull on the back is clearly an homage to the movie poster for Evil Dead 2. Wicked.

You can see the other side of the mask here, but it’s not quite as cool as the chilling images contained on the left side of Mason’s mask. Well done to all who were involved in the design. Well done, indeed.

[H/T Puck Daddy]