Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen has not only established himself as one of the best netminders in the league, he is carving a reputation for manning the crease in some pretty incredible masks.
This season, Andersen has gotten off to a 6-1-0 start (with a gaudy 1.69 goals-against average and .940 save percentage) while donning this fantastic mask inspired by The Lego Movie
, which we profiled over the summer
. And while he's only played seven regular season games in that mask, he apparently has another incredible one on deck, this one a tribute to a more ... mature film.
Andersen's designer -- airbrush artist and custom mask painter David Gunnarsson of Sweden
(who also designed John Gibson's current Pac-Man mask
) -- has released photos of a new one for Andersen inspired by the Quentin Tarantino cult classic, Reservoir Dogs
The left side of the mask has a duck depicting the character "Mr. Blonde" from the movie, whom you may know as the primary player in one of the movie's more memorable (and disturbing) scenes. Below that is a duck-themed take on an iconic photo from the movie of the main characters walking down the street in their black suites, ties and sunglasses.
The front of the mask is a closer look at that black-tie look, while the right side is a nod to the old Mighty Ducks logo, with sunglasses.
Here is how it's described on Gunnarsson's website
Watch out... With this mask on Frederik Andersen will be transformed into a certain Mr Blonde... Just check out his iconic shirt and tie on the chin of the mask...
Frederik and me love to come up with new design ideas for every new mask... And a Reservoir Ducks mask feels so good... And more movie themed Andersen masks will come :)
And if you have seen the Reservoir movie you will see Mr Blonde is not a very nice guy... And on the side of the mask you will find Mr Blonde again, with his team, as ducks of course... And he is holding his razor...
And on the other side the Ducks logo, and as a true Reservoir Duck of course he wears sunglasses...:)
Just as usual the design is loaded with effects and details to be discovered all over the mask...
Here's a closer look, courtesy of Gunnarsson's Instagram