He’s no longer a member of the National Hockey League here in North America, but it doesn’t matter.
Chris Mason is a metal fan, and for a fourth straight year, he’ll tend his goal rocking a metal-themed mask.
In May, the Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender signed a one-year contract with the Augsburger Panthers of the German ice hockey league Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).
This season, his mask will pay tribute to Iron Maiden, according to reports.
This is the third Maiden mask he’s commissioned. He also spent a season rocking a Black Sabbath mask.
Airbrushed by Steve Nash at EyeCandyAir in Toronto, the new mask features Eddie on the left side carrying a Canadian flag as a nod to Mason’s Canadian heritage.
This is actually a rendition done by famed MAIDEN artist Derek Riggs, and is the cover art for Riggs’ book, “Run For Cover.”
On the opposite side, Eddie The Trooper carries the German flag, paying homage to the country where Mason will play this year.
This depiction of Eddie first appeared on the single cover art for “The Trooper” from the Piece Of Mind album.
The 38-year-old Mason played full time in the NHL for nine years for three different teams, the Predators, the Blues and the Thrashers/Jets.
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