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02-17-2006, 05:16 PM
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Old-fashioned goalie masks

Simple question: who was the last NHL goaltender to wear one of those slasher-movie goalie masks?

I know Pelle Lindbergh used one in the mid-80's but I'm fairly sure he wasn't the last. Anyone have a photo of the guy who was?

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Simple question: who was the last NHL goaltender to wear one of those slasher-movie goalie masks?
I think it was Sam St. Laurent on Detroit

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I think it was Sam St. Laurent on Detroit
I agree. He wore his in the early 90s.

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Steve Shields had a modern mask but with the Slasher mask motive on it a couple of years ago

 
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Steve Shields had a modern mask but with the Slasher mask motive on it a couple of years ago
I remember that mask, it was awesome! Now there's a guy in Sweden using a similar mask, Mikael Sandberg of Frölunda wears one called "Tribute to Pelle" and it can be seen in the Mask Gallery on this site below (it's in Flash format so I can't link directly to the pictures), it's a modern mask painted to resemble Pelle Lindbergh's mask, very cool design.

http://www.daveart.com/

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Pelle Lindbergh -
http://www.legendsofhockey.net/htmlg...masks035.htm#x

The Hockey Hall of fame has a photo gallery of hockey masks called oddly enough M*A*S*K*.
http://www.legendsofhockey.net/htmlg...y_masks001.htm

Check out Clint Benedict's "leather face" mask which was the first one worn in NHL play on January 7, 1930.
http://www.legendsofhockey.net/htmlg...masks004.htm#x

A truly strange looking mask was the Louch mask from the 1950's worn by Johnny Bower in practise and Jacques Plante also tried it out in practise. If you did not make it as a goalie, welding would make a good alternative career.
http://www.legendsofhockey.net/htmlg...masks007.htm#x

The original Plante mask courtesy of a slapshot to the face by Andy Bathgate.
http://www.legendsofhockey.net/htmlg...masks009.htm#x

Gerry Cheevers had the first decorated mask - stitches he would have received but for the mask.
http://www.legendsofhockey.net/htmlg...masks014.htm#x

My all-time favourite mask design is the Cobra worn by Al Simmons
http://www.legendsofhockey.net/htmlg...masks027.htm#x

Check out the very ornate lion mask of Gilles Meloche.
http://www.legendsofhockey.net/htmlg...masks029.htm#x

Kelly Hrudey had his oddly decorated "Hollywood" mask when he played in LA
http://www.legendsofhockey.net/htmlg...masks047.htm#x

The last maskless goalie in the NHL? Larry Brown on April 7, 1974.
http://www.legendsofhockey.net/htmlg...masks020.htm#x

My favourite comment from a goalie about whether or not he should wear a mask comes from Gump Worsley in one of his more famous Gumperisms -
MY FACE IS MY MASK.

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My favorite exhibit at the HHOF is the mask display. Several of the famous old masks are there incl.(if memory serves) Gerry Cheevers 'stitches' mask, Ken Dryden's first NHL mask, the Clint Benedict mask and my favorite Gilles Gratton's roaring mask.

Check out the Hall of Fame mask gallery here.

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I believe I read it was Corrado Micalef who was the last to wear a fiberglass mask with the Wings around 86 or 87

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It was definitely St. Laurent.

http://hockeygoalies.org/bio/stlaurent.html

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The last maskless goalie in the NHL? Larry Brown on April 7, 1974.
Nitpick: Andy Brown (not current Knicks coach Larry Brown. )
http://hockeygoalies.org/bio/browna.html

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Here are some photos that may be of interest:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...UTF-8%26sa%3DG

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These are good lookin':

Bromley's Vancouver skull mask:
http://www.hockeymasks.com/masks/Gary-Bromley.shtml#15

Bernie Wolf:
http://www.hockeymasks.com/masks/Bernie-Wolf.shtml#22

Wayne Stephenson's wrestleresque masks:
http://www.hockeymasks.com/masks/Way...enson.shtml#54

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