Friday, August 6, 2010
Backstrom Picks His New Mask
Back on July 8th, I told you about Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom having a contest. Fans could design Backstrom's new mask, with the winner being picked today. And the winner is...Peter Best!
From the website: "After days of wrestling with his very difficult decision, Backstrom went with Best's very detailed design. The mask shows the skylines of St. Paul on one side, and Minneapolis on the other, covered by the Wild's crest at the top. Wolves adorn each side, and the back features the Finnish flag, as well as the Wild's 10th anniversary mark."
I think it looks pretty good. Nice job Peter! I can't wait to see this on the ice.
Here was my original post: http://wildaboutdesign.blogspot.com/search/label/Goalie%20Mask
And here is the article from the Wild's website: http://wild.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=535593&navid=DL|MIN|home
As a bonus, here were the other finalist designs: