Sports is one category that receives applauds from people all around the world as each one of us has passion for one or the other kind of sport. For all those who are keen passionate lovers of hockey surely keep themselves updated with latest matches, favorite players, their personal lives, performances and much more.
Not only the sports fans are keenly interested in latest matches and cancel all to sit in front of television sets to make sure they don’t miss even a single moment. Also, they are interested in reading about their favorite sportsperson, their likes and dislikes.
All you hockey fans out there, below is the showcase of some of the best hockey players along with the masks that made them stand apart from the crowd besides their sportsmanship. If you all know just recently, 52nd anniversary of one of the most iconic artifacts in professional sports-the hockey goalie mask was celebrated.
It was the 1st of November, 1959 when in a game against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden, legendary Montreal Canadiens netminder Jacques Plante became the first goalie in the NHL to wear a mask that entirely covered his face.
As you all know today goalie masks aren’t just masks but helmets too that provide security to the players. Sneak a peek at the famous hockey players and their scariest hockey masks!
Bannerman played 7 season for the Blackhawks, and for the most part was a slightly above average NHL netminder. His mask belongs in the scary goalie mask Hall of Fame and looks scary enough.
Gary Bert “Bones” Bromley (born January 19, 1950 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a former ice hockey Goaltender. He played in the National Hockey League with the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks. He also played in the World Hockey Association with the Calgary Cowboys and Winnipeg Jets.
McElhinney is currently playing in the AHL, and played in the NHL most recently with the Senators. He was with the Ducks during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons when he had one of the nastiest, creepiest, most terrifying hockey masks.
Gratton nicknamed “Gratoony The Loony for his bizarre actions both on and off the ice began his WHA career in 1972 with the Ottawa Nationals. He is a retired ice hockey goaltender who has been well known for extremely fearsome lion mask.
Thomas Greiss is a German professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. So far, most of the goalies with scariest masks on this list have been backups.
Vesa Tapani Toskala is a professional ice hockey goaltender, currently playing for Ilves. He owns the all-time scariest hockey masks.
Pekka Rinne is a Finnish professional hockey goaltender currently playing for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nashville’s Pekka Rinne also has one of the league’s most twisted masks which is cartoonish without losing any of its creepiness.
Curtis Sanford is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Despite his anonymity in game logs over the past decade, he got one of the creepiest goalies masks of all time to scare the hell out of you if you see it in dark!
Michael Dunham-Mike Dunham is a retired American professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently the goaltending coach for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Being a backup goalie for Martin Brodeur, Mike Dunham made his mark with an wicked mask.
Roman Turek is a retired Czech professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues and Calgary Flames in a 9-year National Hockey League (NHL) career. Roman Turek’s Maiden-themed masks made him known by the hockey afficiniados.