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Adopted home and native country featured on Halak's new Islanders mask

Goalie shows off helmet with Bratislava, Brooklyn landmarks

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If home is where the heart is, Jaroslav Halak is wearing his heart on his helmet this season.

The New York Islanders goalie unveiled his new helmet for 2017-18, and it pays homage to Halak's native country, Slovakia, and his current NHL home in Brooklyn.

Instagram from @davidofdaveart: Jaroslav Halak's new mask is a true Storyteller mask��. A creation which pays tribute to his origin of the Slovakian city Bratislava����❤️ on one side of the mask, and his current home of New York����❤️ on the other side. When you come closer�� you will enter the story and you will find the skyline of Bratislava��, with the famous bridge and also the castle��. You will also find Brooklyn bridge�� to symbolize his new home. It is all surrounded with brickwalls all over the mask as a tribute to the New York City street life��. And just as usual all the DaveArt Trademark Super FX✨ is unleashed all over the story❤️. #jaroslavhalak @ny_islanders #nhl #DaveArt @nhl #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity #DaveArtTheStoryteller #DaveArtTheMaskNerd ��

The mask, which was painted by Swedish mask artist David Gunnarsson, pays homage to Bratislava, his hometown and the capital of Slovakia, with an image of the Bratislava Castle.

On the other side, is a picture of the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, where the Islanders play their home games.

Instagram from @davidofdaveart: Jaroslav Halak's new mask is a true Storyteller mask��. A creation which pays tribute to his origin of the Slovakian city Bratislava����❤️ on one side of the mask, and his current home of New York����❤️ on the other side. When you come closer�� you will enter the story and you will find the skyline of Bratislava��, with the famous bridge and also the castle��. You will also find Brooklyn bridge�� to symbolize his new home. It is all surrounded with brickwalls all over the mask as a tribute to the New York City street life��. And just as usual all the DaveArt Trademark Super FX✨ is unleashed all over the story❤️. #jaroslavhalak @ny_islanders #nhl #DaveArt @nhl #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity #DaveArtTheStoryteller #DaveArtTheMaskNerd ��

Besides the cityscapes, the mask has multiple Islanders logos on each side, his No. 41 on the chin and a brick wall on top. It's capped with an orange shield.

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