The Artistry of 70s and 80s NHL Goalie Masks

The Artistry of 70s and 80s NHL Goalie Masks

Skulls, stitches, and a huge snake: these are only 3 of the images that adorned the masks of NHL goalies back during the golden era of mask creativity. It was only in the early 1970s that all goalies actually started to wear masks, and soon after, most goalies came up with very creative artistry. Can you identify which goalie wore which mask? Let's get started!

Which Vancouver Canucks goalie's mask was painted to look like a skull?

What Detroit goalie had an all white mask with two Red Wing symbols painted above the eyes?

What Quebec Nordiques goalie had a blue mask with a large red Nordiques symbol & crossed sticks?

Which well-travelled NHL goalie simply painted his mask one year entirely orange?

Which Vancouver goalie painted a blue X on his mask with crossed hockey sticks in an X pattern too?

Which 1970s Toronto Goalie had a mask with a blue X filled with small white Maple Leaf emblems?

What NHL goalie was known for wearing a bandana and had the word HOLLOWOOD on his mask?

What 1970s New York Rangers goalie had a mask that was made to look like a tiger's face?

What 1970s New York Rangers goalie had a blue mask with a red empire state building painted on it?

What Carolina Hurricanes goalie had a race car and buxom blonde painted on his mask?

What New York Islanders goalie was the 1st to put an image on Long Island on his mask?

What Chicago Black Hawks goalie had a mask with artwork similar to the team emblem?

Which Los Angeles Kings goalie had a purple mask with two large crowns painted above the eyes?

What Cleveland Barons goalie had a red/white/red mask painted with a coat of arms on it?

What Sabres goalie painted his mask blue with a buffalo and crossed swords?

What Montreal Canadians goalie had a mask that many people said resembled a target or dart board?

Which NHL goalie is credited with being the first to wear a mask?

What early Atlanta Flames goalie had flames and a red letter 'A' in flames on his mask?

What Flyers goalie had an orange and white mask with 2 large black Flyer emblems around the eyes?

What Washington goalie had his mask painted to resemble the American flag?

Which 1970s NHL Goalie had nothing painted on his mask?

Which Atlanta Flames goalie whose entire mask was red and yellow flames?

Which California Golden Seals goalie had a mask with a huge green snake painted on it?

What New York Rangers goalie used to wear a mask with a large image of the Statue of Liberty?

Which goalie wore a mask with numerous stitches painted all over it?

The Artistry of 70s and 80s NHL Goalie Masks

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