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CAMP: Smith unveils new mask with Fuhr, Moss elements

Oilers goaltender honours the Hall of Fame netminder while also paying tribute to the late longtime locker room attendant

by Ryan Frankson /

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EDMONTON, AB - One mask, two Oilers legends. 

Mike Smith is paying homage to a pair of Oil Country icons on his new goalie mask that he donned for the first time during Tuesday's final Training Camp practice at Rogers Place.

The veteran puck-stopper once again teamed up with artist David Arrigo for his latest piece of headgear, as the duo continued their partnership that has now spanned more than a decade.

The front is actually a mask within a mask as it portrays one of the designs Hall of Fame netminder Grant Fuhr sported during his illustrious tenure with the Oilers that included five Stanley Cup titles.

The artwork then shifts to a portrayal of Fuhr's other goalie gear, with the names of Smith's four kids (Aksel, Ajax, Nixon and Kingsley) written within the collage.

"We took one of Fuhr's many masks and then referenced the actual equipment setup he used while wearing that mask," Arrigo explained. "And, as on all of his masks, if you look closely you will see the names of his four kids."

Lastly, the back of the helmet features a tribute to Joey Moss, the beloved Oilers locker room attendant from the 1984-85 season until his passing in late October at the age of 57.

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