Throughout his Ducks career, Jonas Hiller
has been known for his distinctive goalie masks. He takes us through the one he had made for this season, which he wore in his two wins in Vancouver and Calgary.
“I think one of my favorite masks was the one I had for the Olympics, the Swiss national team mask," he says. "I kind of thought it would be nice to have something similar for the Ducks. I definitely like the look of it. It’s one of my favorite masks so far.
“It was tough to get away from the flat black look. People like it, and I didn’t want to get away from it. So, I thought I’d tweak it a little bit, make it a little more interesting. It makes the gold in it really stand out. It’s nice to have something shiny against something flat.”
“I wanted to have the Ducks logo on both sides, but also something “California-ish” on there. So on this side, you have a surfer and the Swiss flag in the corner.”
“On this side you have the Honda Center with the Ducks D and the old Mighty Ducks logo.”
On the front is Wild Wing. He was on my mask last year, and I wanted to keep him on there. He’s in gold this time and he’s a little smaller, but it’s still nice to have him on there.
The back plate is Poseidon, since my zodiac sign is Aquarius and my number (1) is behind it. Then you have the Chinese symbol on the left, which I’ve had on my masks for awhile. On the right is a dove, because one of the meanings of Jonas is “dove.”