Mike Smith's 'Throwback Night' mask features Alice Cooper

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Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

The Arizona Coyotes season is almost out for summer, but there's still reason for celebration.

Thursday night is "Throwback Night" at Gila River Arena, and in honoring the team's roots, goaltender Mike Smith will don a retro style mask, according to Dave Vest from the team's official website.

The new mask will include the original Phoenix Coyotes logo, as well as rock legend Alice Cooper's face on the back.

(Courtesy: NHL.com

Mask designer David Arrigo has has wanted to include Cooper on one of Smith's masks for some time, and finally got his wish.

Cooper is reportedly a big fan and supporter of the Coyotes.

The Yotes - who have lost 10 straight games - will welcome the Vancouver Canucks for the special night.