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Calvin Pickard Updates The Status Of #PicksMaskContest

The Golden Knights goalie will design his goalie mask based off fan contest entries

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights /

As Calvin Pickard arrived in Coeur d'Alene for the #VGKRoadTrip on Tuesday, there was a bit of an 800-pound gorilla in the room.

Whatever happened with #PicksMaskContest?

Has the Golden Knights goalie finished combing through fan entries and decided what his goalie mask will look like this season?

Taking a quick break from participating in an open skate at the Frontier Ice Center this evening, Pickard provided an update on where the process currently stands.

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"I'm now in the final part of the process of picking designs," Pickard said. "There was a great deal of submissions. It was a tough process to look through them, because there were so many good ideas.

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"I was so impressed by what people could whip up on their laptops. The designs and how thorough they were. The ideas were widespread. And yeah, I even saw the Siegfried and Roy entry, and a ton of different things related to Vegas, I saw. There were also ideas that were simple, team oriented, city skyline and incorporating different buildings from The Strip and the mountains. It was a really good group of designs."


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Pickard wasn't ready to reveal which design he'll be selecting.

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He did, however, say that he's leaning toward something where he's incorporate the entries of multiple fans.

Multiple winners.

A mask that isn't one person's entry as much as it incorporates various ideas selected by different fans.

"I think there's going to be a couple, a few entries we're going to use, because there were so many good ideas," Pickard said. "It's hard to pick just one.

"We'll be releasing it pretty soon."

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