Today, Hershey Goaltender Braden Holtby showed off his new Capitals Mask to Mike Vogel of Caps365. Among the notable things that were discussed:
- Holtby had an artist in Sweden paint the mask.
- The process took a week to complete and was done all through email.
- The back of the mask features flags of Saskatchewan and Alberta, the text Carpe Diem and a Japanese symbol which means “constant improvement.”
- Braden is having the artist design another mask that he’ll wear Opening Night in Hershey. And he sounds worried it’ll arrive on time.
- No word if any Russians were injured in the making of this mask.
Below the fold, check out all sides of the helmet in all its screen-captured glory.
Left side of the mask
Detail of the Eagle
Right side of the mask
The number 70 on his chin.
The back of the mask