With a new team comes a new mask.
That’s what Al Montoya unleashed Saturday as In Goal Mag released a photo of the Winnipeg Jets goaltender’s new “ink.”
Montoya signed a one-year deal with the Jets on July 4 and will backup Ondrej Pavelec.
At first glance, it looks like a shark but the mask features a cartoon jet with an aggressive look. The backplate has a full photo of the jet, whereas the front is more prominent on the aggressive face, with the mouth of the jet going around the cage.
The art was done by Ray Bishop of Bishop Designs, who did the art for Montoya’s previous mask as well as ones for Ryan Miller and Tomas Vokoun to name a few.
Montoya has been known for creative designs on his masks. The “Big Cubano” spent the past year and a half with the New York Islanders and his mask featured a man on the sea and a lighthouse. The back had a “man in the moon” smoking a cigar with his nickname below.