Top 5 goalie masks in the NHL today


Jim Rutherford is recognized as the first goaltender to add decoration in the form of paint to his goalie mask. Since then, goaltenders have added their own stories to their play on the ice by decorating their masks in both team design and personal touch. Several masks could have made this list, but here’s my top five masks in the NHL today.

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