The Winnipeg Jets still don’t have an official jersey, but goaltender Chris Mason has a new goalie mask all decorated up and ready to go. Mason’s mask prominently features Iron Maiden’s Eddie ala “Aces High” on the sides, while mixing in some jets and native art on the backplate. Iron Mason!

Mason spoke to InGoalMag about his inspiration for the new grill:

“We went back and forth, lots of phone calls, and I sent Steve some sketches and he did some art and sent him back and we mulled over a bunch of different ideas, and then he came up with the Iron Maiden Eddie in the old fighter jet and I thought it was perfect and I loved the image and thought that was really appropriate for the Jets. I’m a fan of a few songs and Aces High is one song I really like too, so it’s kind of perfect I like the song and the artwork for the single was this Eddie in a plane.”

Below is a clip of Mason talking further about his mask, new gear, and playing in Winnipeg:

Clip via InGoalMag via Winnipeg Free Press

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