The artist about the design:
We have the pleasure to present a completely new mask look for my buddy Jhonas Enroth of the Buffalo Sabres.
It is so fun to paint for Jhonas, he is very interested in his masks and loves details, just as I do. I love to play with a wide range of different paint techniques, with everything from classic airbrush to old school brush and even crayons.
Usually Jhonas always wants a brickwall as a part of his designs. Now we´re testing something completely new, and we´re going back to basic. The two big B letters on the forehead of the mask are placed as the eyes of a buffalo and transforms the mask into a graphic Buffalo, and from distance it creates interesting lines. The rest is created with lots of old school effects and lots of details, mixed with top modern 3-D effects. On the sides as a funny detail you find Buffalo Bill created in old graphic style.
I for one love it. Crisp, clean, different, and has some interesting details. It's a really striking design and should look especially cool with the alternate sweaters.