Robin Lehner, goaltender for the Ottawa Senators, loves the band In Flames, it seems.
Not sure what his opinion is on the band’s next direction, but that’s not important.
What is important is that NHL.com spokes to the goalie about his new mask, which features imagery from In Flames’ various album covers.
The mask was designed by pro airbrush artist and custom mask painter David Gunnarsson of Daveart Designs.
Robin is very involved in the mask design process and makes sure his designer knows all of his ideas.
“It’s a little bit the same pattern as I’ve been going with [on the previous mask], just different color,” Robin said. “There’s some hidden stuff here and there, and it turned out good. Maybe a little bit red, but I’ll get some new pads to match it.”
“I have small things from my favorite band I listen to before games, a Swedish band called In Flames. So I just have some of their cover art hidden a little bit here and there. I like to have their covers on there. I listen to them a lot before games and stuff. So yeah, they’re great.”
Here’s video of the 23-year-old In Flames fan — who likely gets laid more than carpet — talking about his new gear.