Linus Ullmark is a 20-year old Swedish-born goaltender who recently signed with the Buffalo Sabres but is currently playing for Modo Hockey in the SHL. Ullmark – a huge fan of Nintendo – recently had a new mask designed for the upcoming season and it features Bowser, arguably the most famous villain from the world of Mario.
It’s a pretty random design for a goalie mask (no more random than Ned Flanders, I guess) but it’s also quite freaking awesome regardless. Check out the masterpiece – designed by artist David Gunnarsson – below.
Incredible. Probably a first-ballot inductee into the Goalie Mask Hall of Fame.